Engineering a Drysdale Business’ Future

press release
Monday, August 20, 2012
Pictured: Dean Smith, Steve Kartsaklis and Mark Isaacs at MEGT Australian Apprenticeships Center

Steve Kartsaklis has been working on engines for 25 years. He has stayed on in the industry because making engines work is part of his very being.

 

His passion for the trade and satisfaction in a job well done was what he was looking for in an apprentice he believed would be capable of taking over from him when he decides to step down from his role at St Leonards Automotive and Marine. That apprentice, turned out to be Dean Smith.

 

Offering a career path that will lead to managing the business is great motivation for an apprentice to complete his qualification according to Rebecca Wright from MEGT Australian Apprenticeships Centre. Mrs Wright helped with the administration side of Smith's apprenticeship and has watched Smith's successes since he started. Handing over to Mark Isaacs while Mrs Wright takes maternity leave was the perfect opportunity to check on Smith's progress.


And Smith's progress in his Certificate III in Marine - Mechanical at Kangan Institute in Geelong is marked by the Awards he has been winning: Outstanding Achievement Awards from Kangan Institute for both his 2nd and 3rd year and now, the Boating Industry Association of Victoria's 2012 Regional Apprentice of the Year.

 

But Smith knows he has to learn more in order to fill his boss's shoes. "I need to learn how to price up jobs, to deal with customers, how to use the office equipment and order parts. I need to learn about insurance and all the other things that form part of running a business."

 

Mr Kartsaklis has no doubt Smith is up for it. "I was looking for someone special," he explains. "And I want to thank Ed Robertson, retired trainer from Hand Brake Turn for knowing Dean is not only the extra pair of hands the business needs, but also has the passion for working on all types of engines that will take him right through to management."

 

And that's what it's all about, says Isaacs from MEGT. Apprenticeships are an investment in more than the success of a business, it's an investment in a life and a career. Australian Apprenticeships are an Australian government initiative.
 

Maritime Today


The Maritime Industry's original and most viewed E-News Service

Maritime Reporter January 2016 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

People & Company News

MHI's Entity to Oversee Material Handling Equipment, Engine and Turbocharger Businesses

Today Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) decided in principle to launch a new wholly owned entity to integrally oversee its current businesses in material

Globus Maritime Reclassifies Board Member

Globus Maritime Limited, a dry bulk shipping company, announced today that when Georgios Karageorgiou, a Class I director of Globus Maritime Limited  resigned on December 28,

First Panama Canal Water-Saving Basin Filled

The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) announced that the first water-saving basin of the Agua Clara Locks’ upper chamber has been filled to the required level in order

Marine Propulsion

MHI's Entity to Oversee Material Handling Equipment, Engine and Turbocharger Businesses

Today Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) decided in principle to launch a new wholly owned entity to integrally oversee its current businesses in material

VPS Raises Concerns Over Revised Rules for Fuels

Veritas Petroleum Services (VPS) expressed reservations about some of the proposed revisions to the international ISO 8217 specifications of marine fuels. Areas

China to Enforce Low Sulphur ECA in Yangtze River Delta

Vessels calling ports in China’s Yangtze River Delta, including Shanghai, will be required to burn low sulphur fuel while at berth from April 1 this year.   China’s

Education/Training

SUNY Maritime Among Top Schools for Career Placement

The Princeton Review’s annual college rankings place State University of New York Maritime College among the top 10 in the nation for career placement after graduation.

Campaign for Webb at $28 Mln and Counting

Webb Institute’s Campaign Cabinet, led by President Keith Michel ’73 and Campaign Chair Joseph Cuneo ’57 announced that $28 million (70 percent) of the $40 million

Crowley Celebrates Seven Million Man Hours Without LTI

Crowley Maritime Corporation’s tanker escort and docking services group in Valdez is celebrating over seven million man hours and more than six years since logging its last Lost Time Injury (LTI).

Marine Power

Indian Navy Shows Off Strength

India’s naval might was on full display off the coast of Visakhapatnam today (Saturday) as President Pranab Mukherjee reviewed the naval fleet.   Mukherjee,

VPS Raises Concerns Over Revised Rules for Fuels

Veritas Petroleum Services (VPS) expressed reservations about some of the proposed revisions to the international ISO 8217 specifications of marine fuels. Areas

China to Enforce Low Sulphur ECA in Yangtze River Delta

Vessels calling ports in China’s Yangtze River Delta, including Shanghai, will be required to burn low sulphur fuel while at berth from April 1 this year.   China’s

 
 
Maritime Contracts Maritime Security Naval Architecture Navigation Pipelines Pod Propulsion Salvage Ship Repair Ship Simulators Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.1055 sec (9 req/sec)