Auto apprentices on the road to success

Auto apprentices on the road to success

  • Published on Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Image: Winning apprentices from Barry Maney Group – Adam Virgo, Sean Mahoney and Ryan Baker.

South Australian automotive apprentices and students were recently recognised for their contribution to the industry at the Automotive Industry Group South East (AIG-SE) annual awards.

Held in Mt Gambier in December, the awards were open to full-time automotive apprentices, as well as school students undertaking a school-based automotive apprenticeship or training at the SA Automotive Skills Centres.

Winners were nominated by their employer, registered training organisation or Australian Apprenticeship Support Network for their dedication, work ethic, reliability and outstanding performance both on the job and in their studies.

MEGT was proud to sponsor the School-Based Apprentice of the Year category, which our SA Field Operations Team Leader Julie Howe presented at the event.

We were also thrilled to see our apprentices take top honours in 9 of the 15 categories rewarded on the night!

Congratulations to our winners:

2015 Auto Apprentice of the Year

John Oberer
Cummins South Pacific

Tuffnell Memorial Award

Brody McMillan
Carlin & Gazzard/Group Training Employment

Most Outstanding Automotive
1st Year Apprentice

Kyle Smith
Group Training Employment

Most Outstanding Heavy Vehicle
2nd Year Apprentice

Nash Pasquazzi
SE Forest & Hydraulic Centre

Specialist Category
Across all year level apprentices

Ryan Baker
Barry Maney Group

Most Improved

Jayden Breuker
Group Training Employment

Most Outstanding Heavy Vehicle
1st Year Apprentice

Adam Virgo
Barry Maney Group

Most Outstanding Automotive
3rd Year Apprentice

Sean Mahoney
Barry Maney Group

Mount Gambier High School Skill Centre
Most Outstanding Student
Industry Placement

Matt Pitman
Group Training Employment