MTA Apprentice of the Year
The MTA Apprentice of the Year award recognises apprentices who are taking their future into their own hands and employers who are investing in the future and the skills of their industry.
Apprentice of the year is open to all sectors of the industry.
The whole process is really easy and apprentices are judged in three key areas: book work (theory), a practical 'tool off' with four tasks (held in Wellington) and a panel interview.
There's great prizes up for grabs for the finalists, the winner, and the winner's employer. Here's what the 2012 contestants won:
- $5,000 media package
- 'Hot Lap' with Greg Murphy
- $1,000 Telecom phone credit
- Trade package – tools
- Ticket to MTA awards dinner at MTA Get Away
- Speaking spot at MTA awards dinner
All prizes listed below plus:
- pit crew/workshop opportunity with Greg Murphy Racing in Australia
- $3,500 prize money
- tickets to MTA awards dinner at MTA Get Away
- MITO study grant
All four finalists
- tickets to All Blacks test in Wellington, 8 September 2012 (includes accommodation)
- latest gaming system
- $500 Telecom voucher – new phone or airtime credit
- trade package – tools
Who can enter?
Each entrant must:
- have completed a minimum of two years of their National Certificate qualification and be currently employed in an MTA Assured workshop
- have paid all MITO fees
- be a New Zealand citizen or resident
What do I have to do?
- Have your boss complete the employer nomination form.
- Complete the apprentice section of the nomination form.
- If you are one of the top four apprentices, as judged by MITO, you will be flown to Wellington where you will compete in a ‘tool off’.
The ‘tool off’ consists of four tasks; each task is judged by a Weltec tutor and is based on units you will have learnt during your apprenticeship. Each task must be completed within one hour. You are not only marked on your abilities to solve the task at hand but also on your listening skills and how well you present yourself and your workspace.
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2010 winner - Brock Johnston [172kB]
2010 winner - Brock Johnston [1.4MB]
2011 winner - Michael Paaymans [3.3MB]
2011 winner - Michael Paaymans [1.1MB]