Apprentice of the Year

David Cummings 2013 Apprentice of the Year David Cummings, TAFE Western's 2013 Apprentice of the Year

David Cummings excelled at his TAFE studies, a Certificate III in Electrotechnology, and has gone on to successfully compete in the WorldSkills Australia competition at regional and national level. David has been chosen as a Skillaroo to represent Australia at the WorldSkills International competition in Germany later this year.

“TAFE Western has been a great influence in my life,” said David. “It has given me a career that offers financial freedom and the ability to do things I enjoy.

Since starting work in 2009, David has been fortunate to travel overseas every year and experience different cultures. “Having the opportunity of being involved and successful with Worldskills couldn’t have happened without the support that I received from TAFE Western, and particularly my teacher, Dave Arnold”.

David is looking forward to continuing to learn new skills and obtain new qualifications through TAFE. He is also a keen sportsman. Growing up as a kid in Bathurst he loved representing his town, region and state at soccer, athletics, swimming and tennis. He values exercise and the team environment sport can provide because of the friends he’s made, the ability to work towards a common goal as a team, the confidence it’s given him with meeting and communicating with new people and the sense of engagement with his community.