CVIAQ Annual Awards

The CVIAQ Awards were presented on November 14 at the Sebel & Citigate Hotel King George Square during the 2011 CVIAQ Annual Dinner and Awards Night.

CVIAQ members, staff and invited guests celebrated the achievements of some of the industry’s most talented apprentices and acknowledged the dedicated commitment to industry with the Industry Recognition Award

The 2011 Apprentice of the Year Award was won by Christian Wyatt of Brisbane Isuzu. Sponsors of the Awards, Mr Glen French from Warby Tools and Mr Peeter Liiv of National Transport Insurance, presented the award to the winner and expressed their support of the competition.

Christian, an apprentice in Certificate 3 Automotive Mechanical Technology, was presented with a trophy, a framed Award certificate, an Apple IPad2 and tools to the combined value of approximately $2000.

Mr Peter Kenny, Group Service Manager, Brisbane Isuzu, gratefully accepted the inaugural CVIAQ Apprentice of the Year perpetual trophy for the employer to display in their office reception or foyer for the 12 months between awards.

The CVIAQ Industry Recognition Award was presented to the CVIAQ Charity Dinner Organising Committee to commemorate its ten years of fundraising with the Leukaemia Foundation.

The committee, comprising Mark Johnston (Haulmark Trailers), Chris Musch (Isuzu Australia), Sharon O’Phee (O’Phee Trailers), Glen Lewis (Vital Training) and Mark Strambi (Manheim Fowles Auction Group), has raised close to one million dollars over the decade to assist the Foundation in its ongoing research into a cure for Leukaemia, Lymphoma and other related blood diseases.

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