For once, choosing the winner was relatively easy as Michale Walden is not only excelling in his apprenticeship but was the stand out for the judging panel for his amazing attitude and drive.

Michale is a 20-year-old third year body repair technician who has been with AMA Group for three and a half years. He has shown a deep understanding of the industry and is committed to producing high quality work that he can be proud of. Michale exemplifies the qualities required for this role including patience, critical thinking skills, understanding of the trade, and an unwavering commitment to the task at hand. His work practice of studying the damage before beginning the repair has ensured efficient repair techniques.

Even when he encounters a challenging repair, he does not shy away from asking questions. He has demonstrated remarkable tenacity in his work, refusing to give up on difficult repairs until he has achieved the desired outcome. His ability to maintain focus, even in the most challenging situations, is truly admirable.

As Michale progressed through his learning, he eagerly took on new responsibilities such as welding on panels. He approached the challenge with enthusiasm and followed his mentor’s guidance to achieve excellent results.

Michale has also had some challenging moments outside of work but has remained focused on his career and future goals. He has never let external situations get in the way of his progress and has continued to give his best effort in everything he does.

Michale’s dedication to his craft is evident in his work ethic and attention to detail. He has shown a genuine interest in the industry and an eagerness to learn new techniques and processes. His focus on his career and future goals, even in difficult situations, is an inspiration to others in the industry.

He came to AMA Group with a dream to build a career and a better life for himself. He had been homeless since the age of 14 and despite the challenges he faced, Michale never gave up on his dream and remained focused on his goal.

Michale’s positive mindset, polite demeanour, and strong work ethic have made a lasting impression on his colleagues and mentors at AMA Group. His commitment to learning the trade and improving his skills has been nothing short of exceptional. One of the most significant turning points in Michale’s journey was meeting Brian Lightbody, a contractor panel beater who mentored him and encouraged him to explore new techniques and approaches to the trade. Brian’s mentorship gave Michale the confidence he needed to tackle bigger and more complex repairs, and to develop as a tradesman.

When Michale faces a setback instead of losing focus, he uses the setback as motivation to work harder and continue to improve his skills. His dedication and commitment have paid off, and he is now ready to complete his third year as an apprentice.

AMA Group management say that Michale is an inspiration to others and a shining example of what can be achieved through hard work and perseverance.

His love for the trade is evident in the care and attention he puts into his work. Whether it’s a small repair or a major overhaul, he approaches every job with the same level of dedication and professionalism. Michale’s commitment to teamwork and his colleagues is also noteworthy. He is always willing to lend a helping hand and support others in their work.

Michale’s journey is a remarkable story of resilience, determination, and hard work. Despite facing significant challenges in his life, he has remained focused on his goal and pursued his dream of building a career in the trades. With his commitment to learning, improving his skills, and supporting his colleagues he is sure to achieve success in his future.

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