A very happy Year 9 student, Harley Collins came into the ‘Become a Bricklayer’ office (ABBTF) recently to collect on a very big win. The ‘Become a Bricklayer – find your freedom’ competition conducted during the second half of last year drew entries from all around the country but Harley won out in the lucky first draw process. The prize was a very nice $3000 in store cards chosen by him from a mix of JB Hi-Fi, Rebel and Village Cinemas.
Runners up in each State won similar cards, to the value of $300 each. Harley, a student at Heathmont High in Victoria, entered the competition during a Year 9 careers class at school. Sounds like Harley needs to thank his careers teacher for the lesson! Harley is considering becoming a bricklayer, but will see at the end of Year 10 and if he stays on at school, will also consider doing a trade as a VCAL student in Years 11 and 12. Harley and his mum Sharon found the Become a Bricklayer website very interesting and informative about the apprenticeship and the trade generally. Harley has a younger brother who hopes to reap some benefits from Harley’s winnings.
He was thrilled to win the prize and is looking to buy a surround sound system for his Plasma TV. Harley is choosing the freedom of spending some of his $3,000 prize money at JB Hi Fi and a lesser amount at Rebel Sports.
Harley follows Richmond Football Club in the AFL – the Tigers and plays locally with Heathmont Football Club. He is a keen NBA fan and his hero Kevin Durant of the Oklahoma City Thunder. Part of his winnings will get him a Kevin Durant top from Rebel Sports.
There will be a new Become a Bricklayer competition commencing very soon. Watch out for it and enter at the website or at a Schools Expo around Australia, wherever Become a Bricklayer has a stand. Students can get more information on Bricklaying as an apprenticeship by contacting the appropriate State Office here at the Website.
Congratulations also to the runner up winners including Kirsty Farrell from SA, Patrick Barton from Qld, Robert Doonan from Tas, and Dave Worswick from Vic. NSW and WA winners haven’t claimed their prizes at the time of going to print! A redraw takes place if they don’t come forward so stand by.
Geoff Noble, General Manager, ABBTF