John Rist

Certificate III in Electro Technology Systems Electrician

Electrical apprentice John Rist has become something of a celebrity at Kangan Institute, taking out the Student of the Year and Apprentice of the Year Awards for 2006. To add to that success, he won the Australian Industrial Electrical Apprentice of the year at the National Electrical and Communications Association awards in October last year.

'In the future I plan on completing an Advanced Diploma in Electrical and then a Degree in Electrical Engineering. Within 10 years I would like to own my business,' John said.

Both John's teachers at the Broadmeadows campus Kangan Institute and his employer, CEC Electrical, are proud of John's achievements but not surprised. His teachers and employer have commented on his willingness to help others and his natural abilities as a team player.

During his time at Kangan Institute John found the course and staff to be exceptional.

'The Kangan Institute teachers are great; they all have a strong practical understanding of the industry. The mix of on the job and off the job training has also been really valuable, the practical experience and the theory ensures you know all the fundamentals of the trade,' he said.