Stratex employee awarded New Zealand Apprentice of the Year

Stratex employee Sione Tonga awarded New Zealand Print Apprentice of the year

The 2016 annual New Zealand print awards were recently held at the Sky City Convention centre. As part of these awards, the finalists of the Apprentice of Year are acknowledged, and an overall winner announced. Sione Tonga joined Stratex in 2012 and was shortly following identified as a suitable candidate to undertake and print apprenticeship. Completing his required course work and training, management encouraged Sione to enter the apprentice of the year competition. After exhaustive interviews Sione was short listed as a top 5 contender.

On the awards night, a nervous Sione awaited for the announcement and was overwhelmed to be presented as the overall winner. A testament to his hard work and diligence, his peers also clearly did a fantastic job in training Sione.