Grace Harris, from the NSW Southern Highlands town of Robertson
received the highest aggregate award last week. She began her
apprenticeship with TAFE Illawarra at the beginning of 2015 with the
Girls Branch Out team.
The Girls Branch Out team is a local community initiative where
female members work on a range of different painting and decorating
jobs for both domestic and business clients in the area.
Harris' mother, Jill Star, is also a qualified painter and delighted
that her daughter in following in her footsteps.
"I'm very proud of her," Star told the Southern Highland
News. "She never stops working and is very industrious. She
always wants to do her best and is concerned about the finished
product. I can send her off on her own and know she'll do the right
thing. She often consults with me and we talk about things. She often
has better ideas than me."