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Alan Alarcon

October 27th, 2017

Engineering excellence award for future apprentice

Auckland high school student Alan Alarcon has proved he’s more than ready for a career in engineering.

The Year 13 student received an award for excellence in engineering at the Rangitoto College Vocational Awards, which celebrate achievement in trades-related subjects - engineering, construction, furniture, textiles and apparel, and food. 

The award has topped off a successful year for Alan, who has been offered an apprenticeship at Rosedale engineering company Douglas B Foote. He is expected to start as soon as he’s completed his Year 13 exams.

The Competenz career development team – Derek Tunui, Brian Lane and Reg Currin – attended the awards on 19 October to speak to students and parents about the Gateway programme and the opportunities for careers in trades.

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Photo: Alan Alarcon (centre) at the Rangitoto College Vocational Awards with his mum (left) and Competenz Trades and Schools Advisor Brian Lane (right).