Hard work puts Joey at top of his field
MURWILLUMBAH apprentice mechanic Joey Tremlett is pretty handy under the bonnet.
So handy, he has been recognised as a high-achiever by the North Coast Institutes of Tafe.
The star apprentice won six TAFE awards including 2005 Student of the Year, TAFE Apprentice of the Year, Repco Apprentice of the Year and the 2005 Automotive and Construction Facility Award of Excellence.
Mr Tramlett's achievements now mean he is in the running for the NSW Apprentice of the Year title, to be awarded in September this year.
The motivated mechanic, who worked through his four-year level-three Apprenticeship Certificate in Automotive & Light Vehicles at Murwillumbah, while training at South Coast Automotive and said his life had always been about cars.
"I had to work pretty hard but it was enjoyable and worth doing," Mr Tremlett said.
He hopes to stay with the South Coast Automotive company and continue his training to become an even better mechanic.
"I've just been brought up to like it, my dad has been a mechanic all his life too, so I'm trying to be better than him," he laughed.
Mr Tremlett's boss Warren Overton, general manager of South Coast Automotive, said his protege was a credit to the company.
"He's an asset to the company and with those awards, shows a standard of excellence that we can pass on to our customers," Mr Overton said.