Strong work ethic to take tradesman far

Taylar AmoniniNorth West Telegraph

The Port Hedland Chamber of Commerce’s apprentice of the year winner is well on the road to success after finishing his apprenticeship this year.

Now a fully fledged tradesman, Clemence Hunya won the award last year after starting an apprenticeship with Inline Engineering Services in 2013, shortly after graduating Year 12 at Hedland Senior High School.

Arriving in Hedland from Zimbabwe in 2007 with limited English, Mr Hunya kept his eyes on the prize and now has two incredibly proud parents.

Looking for an opportunity with hands-on application and skills for life, Mr Clemence began his career after seeing older students in school obtain apprenticeships with successful job outcomes at the end of the process.

To advance his learning, Mr Hunya also began a Diploma of Engineering online in 2014 with the University of Central Queensland.

Inline Engineering services managing director James Taylor said he was very proud of his employee.

“We’ve always been very supportive of apprentices,” he said.

“It’s easy when they’re as good as Clemence and the other apprentices we have.

“Clemence has great maturity and initiative, especially with his demonstrated further learning.

“We love his work attitude and I’m hoping no one reading this poaches him.”

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