Three Kimberley apprentices get $1500 worth of tools thanks to round two of Jord’s Toolkit
Three young Kimberley apprentices will be heading back to work with a toolbox loaded with shiny new tools thanks to the Jord’s Toolkit initiative.
Electrical apprentice Darcy Williams, plumbing apprentice Blake Reid and refrigeration apprentice Jack Harris received a $1500 of tools catered to their trade down at the Broome Golf Club on February 25 after being selected as the 2023 recipients.
The Jord’s Toolkit initiative was started in 2020 by Jason and Kylie Sherwood in honour of their son Jordan, who took his own life after being sold stolen Valium.
Mr Sherwood said the initiative aimed to help young apprentices like his son get a head start in their chosen trade.
“Anything that can help these young blokes in their first year of their apprenticeship in honour of Jord’s name is a great thing,” he said.
“They don’t get a lot of help and its really expensive to live up here in the North West and they don’t get paid a lot when they start out so it’s a big help to the boys and they love it.”
But there are still a couple of tool kits up for grabs according to Mr Sherwood who encouraged apprentices around the Kimberley to apply.
“There was quite a few applications this year but not as many as last year so we still have some kits to give out,” he said.
“We haven’t had any applications for the carpentry kits yet but we’ll just leave open throughout the year and hopefully someone will sign up somewhere along the line and fill out an application,” he said.
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