Congratulations to Anthony Pietrobon who was named the HomeStart Finance 'Most Outstanding Student of the Year' at the 2018 TAFE SA Building and Construction Awards at Tonsley on Tuesday.
Anthony completed a Certificate III in Carpentry at TAFE SA Tonsley and is now building a successful career at Bianco Construction & Industrial Supplies.
He was selected from gold medal winners in 30 building and construction trades for displaying exemplary work in all aspects of his trade, including outstanding communication, team and leadership skills.
Anthony, 23, was hired earlier this year by Bianco Construction and Industrial Supplies as a Truss Plant Manager, where he is responsible for managing eight staff, implements strategies to improve profitability and works closely with builders and carpenters to solve complex truss jobs.
“It has been a big change and challenge to adapt to a manager’s role in a large company from working as a sub-contractor,” Anthony said.
“An important part of my role is constant monitoring of KPIs. These performance measures drive me to find creative solutions and implement strategies to improve production efficiencies and ultimately reduce cost while maintaining input.
While Anthony is no longer doing carpentry work full-time, he keeps up with his craft by doing small, specialty jobs on weekends.
TAFE SA Building and Construction Acting Director Greg Bassani said the panel was faced with a tough decision due to the high calibre of the four finalists but ultimately, Anthony was selected as the most outstanding student.
“Anthony is an exceptional student who will be an excellent ambassador for TAFE SA’s Building and Construction program,” Greg said.
“I would like to commend the efforts of all of the winners and finalists in the TAFE SA Building and Construction Awards and wish them all the best as they pursue successful careers in their chosen trades.”
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