Thursday, 15 February 2018 11:08

The finalists in the inaugural Motor Trade Association of WA (MTA WA) Training Awards have been announced.

Competition across the three categories of Apprentice of the Year, Pre-Apprentice of the Year and Employer of the year was very strong, with 11 finalists selected across all categories.

Stephen Moir, MTA WA CEO said, “It’s been great to see such strong enthusiasm from the automotive industry to recognise achievements in training. There are some remarkable individuals and businesses amongst the finalists which are a real inspiration.”

Competition across the categories was robust with the judging panel noting the high calibre of nominations.

“I’ve no doubt that in this group of finalists we’re seeing potential leaders in the automotive industry,” Mr Moir said. “Their dedication to their trade and passion for the industry shows me that the future of the WA industry is in safe hands.”

“It’s also heartening to see employers who are committed to training and place it at the centre of their business practice,” Mr Moir said. “The finalists in the Employer of the Year category demonstrate the significant positive impact that training can have for a business and should be an inspiration to any business owner who is considering taking on an apprentice.”

Finalists for the MTA WA Training Awards

Apprentice of the Year

  • Cameron Barnett
  • Coral Robins
  • Dillin McQuade
  • Joel Carrello
  • Michael Holmes

Pre-Apprentice of the Year

  • Anthony Neve
  • Jacob Cowles
  • Ross Mace

Employer of the Year

  • Busselton Toyota
  • Gino’s Panel and Paint
  • Langham Auto Engineers

Join us for the 2018 WA Automotive Industry Dinner

The 2018 WA Automotive Industry Dinner and training awards will be held at the gala presentation evening on Thursday 22 March 2018 at the State Reception Centre, Kings Park. The prestigious event will be attended by automotive industry leaders and hosted by Basil Zempilas as Master of Ceremonies. The Premier of Western Australia, the Hon Mark McGowan MLA, will be the evening’s keynote speaker.

Tickets for the event can be purchased HERE.

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