Apprentices represent Tasmania at national skills leadership forum Wed 15 August 2012 Nick McKim Minister for Education and Skills The Minister for Education and Skills, Nick McKim, today congratulated three Tasmanian apprentices for representing the State at a national skills leadership forum this week. Mr McKim said that Hobart apprentices Jacob Clamp (insurance broking through MEGT (Australia Ltd)), Anna Johnstone (horticulture through Work & Training Ltd) and Chris Lawes (electrical through TASTEC Group Training) had been selected as part of a group of 21 apprentices to attend the Today's Skills: Tomorrow's Leaders program in Canberra this week. "These fine young apprentices have been selected to represent the State as they have been recognised as emerging leaders in their chosen fields," Mr McKim said. "The trio will have an unprecedented opportunity to test their leadership capabilities and gain valuable knowledge about career development and leadership training. "This is a fantastic achievement - not only for Jacob, Anna and Chris but for the wider vocational education and training industry in Tasmania. "Our training industry is one of the Government's priority areas for development and the success of these apprentices illustrates the potential pathways to employment in this sector for young Tasmanians."