Adam Schultz from Waikerie Crash is the MTA Apprentice of the Year as 118 apprentices graduate.
The Motor Trade Association of South Australia (MTA) held the annual MTA Graduation and Apprenticeships Award Ceremony recently, celebrating the success and achievements of South Australia’s future automotive workforce.
MTA CEO, Paul Unerkov, congratulated the 118 graduates and award winners saying, “after many years of hard work, each graduate has the opportunity to seize their own future filled with opportunity.
“I look forward to following their success in the future and thank their family, our training and employment staff, hosts and MTA members, who all play a critical role in getting each graduate through their training. Our industry is undergoing rapid change with technology advancing at an unprecedented level, there is a lot to look forward to!”
The major award, the MTA Apprentice of the Year was won by Adam Schultz from Waikerie Crash. Schultz is an Automotive Refinishing Technology graduate who was overseas at the time of the awards ceremony and received a surprise call from MC, Mark Soderstrom in front attendees.
Schultz said, “Thank you to everyone at Waikerie Crash, Kym and Rose, my mum, dad and my trainers, Matt MacDonald and Rob Capelli. It’s a great honour to receive the Apprentice of the Year Award.”
The Bob Goldsworthy Award was won by Automotive Refinishing Technology graduate at Willaston Auto Bodies, Tyson Duffield. The Bob Goldsworthy Award is open to all third and fourth year Automotive Body Repair and Automotive Refinishing apprentices. Edin Hodzic from Evolution Crash Repairs was this year’s runner up.
The Most Outstanding MTA Training Centre Student which is voted for by the trainers from the MTA was awarded to Automotive Refinishing Technology graduate Lucy Grimwood. The Merit award was won by Jordan Hambley from Diesel Repair Services.
The MTA thanks our sponsors that contributed to the success of the evening:
MAS National, RAA and Blackwoods
MEGT, Apprentice Support Australia and PPG
I-CAR, SP-tools and MTA Print