Invercargill carpentry apprentice Dallas Tither has been named the Southern Region Registered Master Builders Carters 2012 Apprentice of the Year.
Tither was announced the winner at a function in Dunedin.
The 22-year-old works for Jennian Homes Southland.
Tither was praised by competition judges for his passion, high standards and understanding of building principles.
Apprentices were asked to submit the project they were most proud of - Tither's project was a high-end home on a dairy farm in Mossburn.
Tither has won his choice of either a $2000 study grant or $2000 to spend at Carters, as well as an Outward Bound Leadership Programme valued at more than $3600, a Stanley hand tool package and other prizes. He will compete against eight other regional winners at the national Apprentice of the Year competition in Wellington on October 25 and 26.
Second place in the Southern region's competition went to Tuhi Mueller, 25, of Dunedin, employed by Custom Built Homes in Mosgiel. Mark Anderson, 26, of Dunedin, employed by Stewart Construction was third.
- © Fairfax NZ News
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