World Plumbing Day Apprentice Skills Contest

  • Plumbing Apprentice Skills Contestants

  • Glenn Menzies- PPTEU, Nicholas Frydas – winner of Sprinkler Fitting Apprentice Skills Contest, Greg Smith- NFIA.

  • Patrick Wright, winner of the Plumbing Apprentice Skills Contest

The annual Apprentice Skills Contest took centre stage at the 2019 PICAC Brunswick’s World Plumbing Day celebration on Friday, 8 March. World Plumbing Day, March 11, aims to spread awareness of the importance of plumbing and plumbers in protecting public health and improving amenity.

The PICAC day of celebration began at 6am with 11 plumbing and five sprinkler fitting apprentices competing for the chance to be named Best Apprentice Plumber/Sprinkler Fitter.

The hard-fought contest concluded at 2.30pm with an awards ceremony, where the finalists were announced and received their prizes. All finalists now have the opportunity to be selected to represent PICAC and Australia at the annual United Association’s International Apprentice Skills Contest in Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA in August.

Congratulations to all the competitors and the finalists:

Plumbing Apprentice Skills Contest
1st Patrick Wright from Christopher Contracting Plumbing and Drainage
2nd Shane Ross from Ross Plumbing
3rd Liam Bower from Complete Plumbing Contracting

Sprinkler Fitting Apprentice Skills Contest
1st Nicholas Frydas from Grant Fire Services
2nd Daniel Ellett from Hamilton Fire
3rd Daniel Hunt from FVS Fire

The focus now moves to the triennial World Plumbing Conference 2019, to be held 11-13 September at the Melbourne Convention Centre. Don’t miss the biggest event on the international plumbing community calendar