KYRAN Bubb knows his way around a trowel or two and yesterday the fourth year apprentice bricklayer scored an $800 scholarship to help kick-start his career.
Mr Bubb said he was surprised to be awarded the Country Women’s Association (CWA) scholarship.
“I didn’t expect to win,” he said.
“I’ll be able to buy a few more tools.”
Mr Bubb has exceptional attention to detail according to his employer David Cooper who said he was not surprised at the win.
“Kyran’s probably the best apprentice we’ve ever had,” he said.
Mr Bubb was selected from a pool of apprentices for a number of different factors according to Skillset business consultant Ben Ruddy.
“He’s an exceptional bricklaying apprentice,” he said.
“Not only does he rock up to work everyday, he’s a first grade player for CYMS.”
CWA Central Western Group president Margaret Brown said Mr Bubb was the “most deserving” apprentice this year.
Mrs Brown said this year’s scholarship value has been upgraded from $500 to $800.
“It was on account of the number of scones we’ve made this year,” she jokingly told those present at the ceremony yesterday.
The CWA has been issuing scholarships since 1997 with the help of Skillset.