MTA Institute Celebrates Graduating Apprentices

On Friday August 24th, MTA Institute trainers, students, families and friends came together to celebrate graduating apprentices who successfully completed their automotive qualifications.

Hosted in the MTAiQ Innovation Hub, the graduation ceremony saw upward of 40 guests gather to celebrate the success of their loved one.

Mr Paul Kulpa, General Manager of Training said, “Four years is what it takes to complete an automotive apprenticeship.

“However, when statistics show that one in three people who begin an apprenticeship actually complete it, we know that achieving this is no easy feat; and I am proud to have this opportunity to celebrate each and every student, and the effort it has taken to successfully complete the apprenticeship.”

Touching on the immense amount of change the industry is experiencing, Paul went on to speak about the position the automotive industry is in, and the ability for tradespeople to continue learning, growing and evolving with the motor trades, as technology such as hybrid, electric and autonomous cars begin to gain traction. The educational pathway is never over.

Paul also spoke about the importance of support and offered thanks to family and friends who took part in helping their loved one to the finish line.

“To the friends and family who have joined us tonight, you are in the cheer squad for those students graduating. I’d like to say thank you to those present for their support over the last four years and I’m sure their continued support for the years to come.

“I would like to wish each graduate in this room good luck in your career.

“Despite the challenges you’ve faced you haven’t made it this far by chance, you’ve earnt your qualification, you’ve earnt your place in this industry.

“Congratulations on hitting this significant milestone and welcome to the automotive industry!” said Paul.

MTA Institute would like to congratulate the 173 students who successfully completed their apprenticeship from January 1 to Jun 30, 2018. Graduating ceremonies will be held at MTA Institute twice a year with the next being in late February 2019.