CVIAQ crowns first female apprentice of the year

Georgina Brown named as the first female winner of the CVIAQ's Apprentice of the Year award

CVIAQ crowns first female apprentice of the year
CVIAQ crowns first female apprentice of the year
November 9, 2010

Georgina Brown has become the first female to take home the Commercial Vehicle Industry Association of Queensland (CVIAQ) Apprentice of the Year award.

In a field judges claimed was dominated by talented tradespeople, Brown managed to edge out her rivals to win $2000 in tools and an Apple iPad.

Brown is in the final stages of her automotive specialist apprenticeship at Cummins South Pacific.

"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," CVIAQ CEO Brett Wright says.

"Georgina is a worthy recipient ad embodies all the qualities the award recognises."

The award has been running for 30 years and is open to apprentices from the heavy vehicle repair, service and manufacturing sectors.

Brown is also involved in the CVIAQ’s ambassador program, which involves her in community activities to raise the profile and image of the heavy vehicle industry.

Apprentice heavy vehicle mechanics Shannon Ross and Wayne Schoenauer, both from Volvo Commercial Vehicles, won high achievement awards.

Lincoln Wild, an apprentice mechanic from the Brown & Hurley Group, received a certificate of merit.

Andrew Rosevear, who is completing an engineering fabrication trade with Lusty EMS, was also awarded a certificate of merit.

High achievement winners received $1000 in tools. Wild and Rosevear were each given tools to the value of $650.

CVIAQ says it received nine nominations for the Apprentice of the Year award.

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