A Benalla apprentice has been recognised as the best in the North East.
Joshua McCall was named the Master Builders' Victoria North East regional apprentice of the year.
The apprentice carpenter works for Shane and Janine Lewis and was nominated by Murray Mallee Training Company for his excellence over the course of his apprenticeship.
Mr Lewis said he was thrilled for Mr McCall.
"Josh has exceptional skills, so when you combine this with his wonderful work ethic, he is a great asset for our business," he said. "He listens and improves every day."
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Mr McCall said the award confirmed that he'd made the right career choice.
"I was lucky enough to do some work with my father in landscaping at a young age, so I wanted to be a builder from that early age," he said.
"I like the way I get to work on a variety of projects and really have enjoyed my time with Shane so far.
"Winning this award just adds to the feeling that I've made the right call."
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