On Saturday the 28th of October, MTA Queensland hosted the 2017 President’s Ball, hosted by the extraordinarily entertaining Shane Jacobson, and featuring special guest Craig Lowndes.

The evening was particularity big for Elliott Lemmon, who was announced as the MTA Institute 2017 Apprentice of the Year.

Elliott, who is a fourth year completing a Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology at Greg Tunstall Mechanical in Ormiston won  a $2000 cheque, an opportunity to work with Triple Eight Race Engineering and many other prizes along with the prestigious title of Apprentice of the Year.

MTA Institute commends Elliott on his wonderful effort throughout the year, his dedication to his apprenticeship and his extra-curricular activities in motor sport including spending a great deal of time and effort assisting as part of the MTA Queensland Racing Team crew.

A huge congratulations to the other seven nominees who were all incredibly deserving of their nomination and are winners in their own right, having been nominated out of 1500 students Queensland wide.

The MTA Institute Apprentice of the Year runners up included:

James Corbett
Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology, Auto Giant, Brendale

Michael Humphries
Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology, Townsville Offroad Centre, Townsville

Corby Marshall
Certificate III in Automotive Body Repair Technology, ACM Autobody through Group Training Organisation All Trades Queensland, Brisbane

Michael Morgan
Certificate III in Motorcycle Mechanical Technology, Morgan Motors, Emerald

David Nohow
Certificate III in Automotive Refinishing Technology, Bill Dingle Smash Repairs, AYR

Liam Smith
Certificate III in Motorcycle Mechanical Technology, Coastal Farm and Motorcycles, Innisfail

Thomas Maloney
Certificate III in Motorcycle Mechanical Technology, D&R Motorcycles, Roma