Andrew: carpenter, Mulgrave
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Andrew: carpenter, Mulgrave

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VIDEO: Graphic on screen: Andrew Epifano Certificate III in Carpentry Victoria University V & G Concrete Constructions
Andrew Epifano standing in a warehouse in his work clothes.

AUDIO: Hi, my name’s Andrew Epifano. I’m twenty-two years old. I’m currently doing my carpentry apprenticeship with V&G Concrete Constructions.

Graphic on screen title: Name: Andrew Epifano Age: 22 Apprenticeship: Certificate III in Carpentry TAFE/Training Provider: Victoria University Employer: V & G Concrete Constructions

VIDEO: Andrew looks through telescope. Andrew drives through mud.

VIDEO: Andrew is sitting on a machine

AUDIO: My inspirations were family being in the building trade so I was always around the tools. Straight out of school I did six months of drafting and then I found my apprenticeship, just decided to take it on and give it a go.

VIDEO: Andrew climbs a ladder

AUDIO: You go to school one week, every five to six weeks, it changes. But school is grouse. You get away from work but you learn as well. You know you learn different things from trade school to being on site.

VIDEO: Andrew walks on scaffolding.

AUDIO: There’s a lot of learning to be done. A lot of heavy lifting, a lot of work but at the end of the day it’s all worth it. No matter what trade you are in, you know your boss will teach you the right ways. Rain, shine, hail, just being outside, not being in an office, it’s a different environment. You meet new people everyday. You come on site, new people. There’s always fun out on site.

VIDEO: Andrew sorts wires. Andrew loads car with tools.

AUDIO: Once you’ve done your apprenticeship you can pretty much do whatever you want as long as you put your head to it. You can go off….the sky is the limit. You can go as far as you want. Once you got your skills, once you got everything behind you, you just go for it.

Graphic on screen: State Government Victoria Insignia
Department of Education and Early Childhood Development
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