Carpentry apprentice 'can't believe' she won top gong
A THIRD-year carpenter has won the apprentice of the year at Friday's Burnett Wide Bay Master Builders Housing and Constructions Awards at the Brolga Theatre.
Hervey Bay resident 20-year-old Stevie Ruhle started her career on the Doorways 2 Construction program and immediately developed a love for it.
"I like working outdoors and being constructive," she said.
"I can't believe I won.
"I never thought I'd win an award like that."
Mrs Ruhle credits her win to the support of her colleagues and bosses at Win Constructions.
"I'm thankful for all the support of my workmates and colleagues," she said.
"It's a team effort, not just one person."
The award topped off a good few months for Mrs Ruhle - she's also just been married.
Win Constructions owner Glen Winney praised his young worker.
"She's got a very bright future ahead of her," he said.
Mr Winney said Mrs Ruhle had worked on the projects that have shaped the region including the Maryborough Aquatic Centre.