Georgina Brown of Cummins South Pacific/Torgas, has been awarded the Apprentice of the Year for 2010 by the CVIAQ – making her the first female to receive the award.
The award was presented at the CVIAQ’s Annual Dinner and Awards Night that took place at the Greek Club on Saturday, 6 November.
The Apprentice of the Year Award takes place each year and is open to apprentices in their final stages of training from the heavy vehicle repair, service and manufacturing sectors.
“Georgina is our first female awarded as Apprentice of the Year in its 30 year history and follows Simone Bange receiving a High Achievement Award in 2009,” said CVIAQ CEO, Brett Wright. “We are delighted that the industry has again acknowledged that even in one of its most traditional tradesperson roles women can reach the highest levels of achievement.
“Georgina is currently completing a Certificate 3 in Automotive Specialist and has also been selected as one of eleven apprentices currently undertaking the CVIAQ Industry Ambassador Program which enhances apprentice communication skills and involves them in community engagement activities to raise the profile and image of our industry.”
High Achievement Awards were also presented on the night. Shannon Ross and Wayne Schoenauer, both from Volvo Commercial Vehicles Australia took out these awards; while Andrew Rosevear from Lusty EMS and Lincoln Wild of The Brown & Hurley Group received Certificate of Merit awards.