Jamahl Byrne is the MTAI Apprentice of the Month for October. The 19-year-old, fourth-year light vehicle apprentice with Mareeba Toyota and Hansen Ford, has impressed everyone with his enthusiasm and dedication to his work and training – dedication which even extends to an ongoing home-based, Mustang restoration project.

“Jamahl demonstrates a real eagerness to know more about the subjects we are working on,” said Scott Buckley, Jamahl’s MTAI trainer. “He doesn’t hesitate to ask specific questions to gain a deeper understanding of a subject.”

According to his boss at Mareeba Toyota and Hansen Ford, Service Manager Luke Micklewright, Jamahl has been a real asset to the business.

“He is keen as mustard and always ready to help out,” said Luke. “He started with us as a school-based apprentice and has really excelled. He’s easy to work with and gets along very well with all his colleagues.”

Jamahl may soon finish his apprenticeship, but it would seem his training won’t end there.

“We’d like him to continue training and take the manufacturers course to become a Toyota Master Technician,” said Luke. “We have big plans for him.”