Holmesglen Glass and Glazing student Ehab Khanyari has been named a top Victorian glazing apprentice at the Australian Glass and Window Association Apprentice (AGWA) Awards.
AGWA judges were impressed by Ehab’s dedication when presenting the Rising Star award; stating, “He’s a very good student, who shows motivation and self-management.”
It’s the second year running a Holmesglen student has taken out an AGWA state apprentice honour for showing excellence in their trade.
Ehab is completing the MSF30418 Certificate III in Glass and Glazing and is employed as an apprentice at Warrnambool’s Merri Aluminum and Auto Doors.
“None of this would've been possible without the people around me. They’ve got me to where I am today in industry,” says Ehab of his award.
Ehab currently works on construction sites in Warrnambool and surrounding areas, installing doors, fly screens, shower screens and wardrobes.
He says the combination of on-site work and part-time on-campus training at our Chadstone campus will eventually help him start his own business.
Ehab’s advice for glass and glazing apprentices
“There are a lot of opportunities in the glazing industry,” says Ehab
“It’s a good trade to be a part of because you get to do something new every day and always learn new things.
“Having an eye for detail is a key thing in the trade: you can’t just go out on site and think a job’s a job.
“You need to produce quality work for the customer in order to maintain your company’s reputation and become known for the quality work you also produce.”
How do you become a glazier?
Holmesglen offers the MSF30418 Certificate III in Glass and Glazing to apprentices over three years. Job outcomes include domestic or commercial glazier, plus similar jobs such as a glass cutter or glass edge worker.
Find out more about our glass and glazing course and how to apply.