27 October 2017
Auckland high school student Alan Alarcon has proved he’s more than ready for a career in engineering.
The Year 13 student received an award for excellence in engineering at the Rangitoto College Vocational Awards, which celebrate achievement in trades-related subjects - engineering, construction, furniture, textiles and apparel, and food.
The award has topped off a successful year for Alan, who has been offered an apprenticeship at Rosedale engineering company Douglas B Foote. He is expected to start as soon as he’s completed his Year 13 exams.
The Competenz career development team – Derek Tunui, Brian Lane and Reg Currin – attended the awards on 19 October to speak to students and parents about the Gateway programme and the opportunities for careers in trades.
Photo: Alan Alarcon (centre) at the Rangitoto College Vocational Awards with his mum (left) and Competenz Trades and Schools Advisor Brian Lane (right).