Leigh shifts to quality control

By JOSEPH TERNOWETSKY ? OVER the past seven years Leigh Adamus has helped upskill thousands of Rockhampton workers through the Queensland Apprenticeship program. Unfortunately, this week will be his last at the organisation.

"He will be greatly missed around here,'' Veronica Cowley, apprentice consultant said. "He has passed on a lot of knowledge to me through his experience.''

But it is not only Mr Adamus's great knowledge and generous spirit that will be missed, his dedication will be hard to replace. "He has done a lot of work around here,'' Ms Cowley said.

Mr Adamus's passion for his work is easily noted by the hours he puts in.

"He keeps up to date with changing trends,'' Ms Cowley said. "He also attends a lot of forums on upskilling.''

Mr Adamus, 50, will not be leaving the training-apprenticeship field entirely. He has taken a job at the Department of Employment and Training.

"I've moved from a promotional support position to a compliance-based position, he said. "I'll now be focusing on the quality of training.''

Mr Adamus has taken a lot from managing the apprenticeship service and the job has brought him many rewards.

"I've found satisfaction in helping over 8000 people find work,'' he said. "It's also great to support businesses in the area with skilled workers.''

Mr Adamus will miss his staff. "I've worked with a great team of people,'' he said.

"They are all extremely dedicated.

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