WPC Group and the Leader Community Newspaper Group are on target to place 101 people within 101 days. To date, the campaign launched on the 12th September 2011 has placed 83 people into Apprenticeships and Traineeships in a number of occupations. Prime Minister Julia Gillard welcomed the initiative. Each week over 1.94 million readers(1) have read about the importance of skilled careers in Australia and how apprenticeship training programs will help reduce organizations skills gaps. There have been 315 Articles published within the 33 Leader Community Newspaper titles in the past 71 days making this the largest community media jobs campaign focused on Apprentices and Trainees in Australia’s History.
Sevag adds another Award to his collection after winning the Snap On Apprentice of the Year Award. The award recognises automotive apprentices who have shown excellence in their chosen field.
Sevag had to endure 3 long months of anticipation reading stories about the other 6 finalist in Street Machine Magazine. “I’ve been very eager reading about the other finalists each month, they were very competitive candidates but thought I had a good shot at it; it was not going to be my results that let me down. But this isn’t a performance shop it’s a new car dealership, and I thought this might make a difference” said Sevag to Street Machine editors.