All too often we forget to recognise the achievement of those who excel.
The Automotive Industry for the past 24 years, has recognised the success of those in the traditional trade areas of light vehicle mechanic, heavy vehicle mechanic, automotive electrician, panel beating, vehicle painting, motorcycle mechanic and body making.
Each year, TAFE nominates a selection of students in these areas whom they deem to be outstanding. A representative of the Motor Vehicle Repair Industry Authority then travels across NSW to interview each of the nominees and assess their individual qualities.
Once the winners have been decided, the culmination encompasses an awards luncheon, which is organised by the Automotive Training Board of NSW.
A wide range of industry representatives attends to congratulate these fine individuals.
This year the Commissioner of Fair Trading, Lyn Baker, presented the winners with their awards.
Following this, Mr Barry Ford, resident director of Holden Ltd, made a special presentation of Holden jackets.
This years awards recipients came from both rural and metropolitan areas and showed many outstanding qualities. Some common qualities to all were their passion for the industry and their commitment to training, not only for themselves, but also for future hopefuls. These winners of course provide ideal role models for those considering entering the industry.
Each of these young people seems assured of a successful and varied career path within the automotive industry and will continue to gain the many opportunities and rewards that form a part of this ever-changing sector.