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

People & Company News

Glosten Promotes Lamkin to Senior Marine Consultant

Seattle-based naval architecture and marine engineering consultancy Glosten has promoted Bradley G. Lamkin, PE to Senior Marine Consultant. As a Senior Marine Consultant

TORM CFO Zacho Resigns

Mads Peter Zacho, Chief Financial Offer at TORM, has resigned to become Chief Executive Officer at J. Lauritzen A/S. Mads has been with TORM since 2013 and will

DSME Reveals Additional Self-Restructuring Plan

South Korean shipbuilder Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) has  revealed an additional self-restructuring plan amid the falling shipbuilding orders.

Education/Training

Crowley Awards Scholarships to Four Mass. Maritime Students

Four students from Massachusetts Maritime Academy (MMA) have been awarded Crowley Maritime Corp.’s Thomas B. Crowley Sr. Memorial Scholarships.   Chosen based on their academic achievement,

Automated Skill Erosion

The increasing automation of vessels is causing some mariners to lose basic maritime skills.   Cruise ship Royal Majesty Grounding During dinner on June 10, 1995,

Engine Room Resource Management Class

SUNY Maritime College’s Department of Professional Education and Training (PET) is offering a five-day engine room resource management course, with the first round of sessions starting June 6.

Marine Power

ABB Saves 700,000 tons Fuel for Marine Vessels

ABB’s environmental friendly Azipod propulsion system brings greater fuel efficiency to diverse shipping segments ABB today announced the total fuel savings

First Cruise Company Fined under Australia’s New Fuel Rules

Australia’s NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has fined Carnival PLC $15,000 after one of its P&O Cruises ships, the Pacific Jewel, breached new low sulfur fuel regulations in Sydney Harbour.

New Low-emission Hybrid Azistern Tug Design

Offshore Ship Designers (OSD) has designed a powerful, low-emission compact e-tug to further augment its Azistern series of vessels. Among other roles, the vessel

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Contracts Maritime Security Maritime Standards Naval Architecture Pipelines Port Authority Ship Simulators Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction 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: 0.1219 sec (8 req/sec)