NAIDOC WEEK 7-14 JULY 2019

Danny Sebasio

2009
Apprentice of the Year

Danny Sebasio started with Ergon Energy as an unskilled Power Station Attendant at Hammond Island. After doing relief work on Thursday Island, Danny realised how much he enjoyed working with the tradesmen and that, with the right training, it was something he could also do.

Danny recently completed his apprenticeship with Ergon Energy. He has received a certificate three in Mechanical Engineering as well as multiple certificates for various crucial OH&S training components.

To complete his apprenticeship, Danny travelled from Hammond Island to Thursday Island by dingy five days a week, spending time away from his family during extended training periods.

Further to his apprenticeship, Danny undertook training to become one of six Indigenous mentors across the state working with Ergon Energy.

Danny wants to contribute personally and professionally to the achievement of upcoming apprentices. He is involved in the Careers Market at Tagai State College and contributed to Ergon Energy’s recruitment strategy of Indigenous apprentices and trainees.

Danny is passionate about the effects of power generation on the environment and communities and was drawn to Ergon Energy to make a difference. He is always pushing for the design and use of new, alternative energy sources to create a greener future for all.

Since completing his apprenticeship, Danny has become a fulltime tradesperson on Thursday Island, contributing to the supply of energy to over 8,000 people in the Torres Strait. Danny wants to continue his work in the Strait, offering continuity of service and making a difference.