2017 MITO SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS ANNOUNCED
MITO is delighted to announce that we have awarded scholarships to 44 outstanding individuals working within New Zealand’s automotive, industrial textile fabrication, transport and logistics industries through our 2017 scholarship programme.
The MITO scholarship programme contributes funding towards apprenticeships, training programmes and business management qualifications. It is a key component of MITO’s commitment to supporting and promoting the huge range of opportunities available for people who are keen to further their learning and contribute to the future of their respective trades.
“MITO is excited to award these scholarships to our 2017 recipients and congratulate them on their success,” says MITO Chief Executive Janet Lane. “We continue to receive an extremely high number of applications for our annual scholarship programme and the selection process becomes harder and more competitive each year. We are inspired by the passion of these high-calibre applicants and their personal commitment to further education and industry training. This year’s recipients should be immensely proud of their achievement and I personally wish them every success for the future.”
2017 scholarship recipients are in six categories:
The Kick Start scholarship is awarded to learners who have worked in one of MITO’s industries for less than 12 months, paying $1,000 towards the first year of study for any MITO apprenticeship or traineeship programme at Level 4 or above. The recipients are:
- Alex Riach, Bay Ford Bay Mazda, Napier
- Beau Edgecombe, Higgins Contractors, Waikato
- Ben Gold, CLAAS Harvest Centre Canterbury, Ashburton
- Benjamin McCaw, CWR Motorsport and Performance Ltd, Rangiora
- Daniel Barber, Possum Bourne Motorsport 2015, Pukekohe
- Gwilym Huwes, Motor Electrics 2016 Ltd, Waimate
- Isaac Porter, South Canterbury Toyota, Timaru
- Jacob Berry, Prestige Collision Repairs, Hamilton
- James Lingham, Straight-N-Paint, Rangiora
- Jon Morrison, Midtown Motors Wanganui Ltd
- Joshua Miller, Bay Ford Bay Mazda, Napier
- Kane Wallace, Gordon Officer (1991) Ltd, Invercargill
- Kerrin Karl, Anderson Street Panel and Paint Ltd, Morrinsville
- Liam Harvey, Windsor Nissan, Cambridge
- Lucien Purdie, Pirongia Action Automotive Ltd
- Matthew Dunlop, Barrie Richards Auto Repairs, Thames
- Matthew Mallett, Brian Tunnicliffe Nissan, Waikato.
The Kick Start Māori and Pasifika scholarship is awarded to learners who have worked in one of MITO’s industries for less than 12 months and are of Māori or Pasifika ethnicity, paying $1,000 towards the first year of study for any MITO apprenticeship or traineeship programme at Level 4 or above. The recipients are:
- John Katene, Wrightson Contracting Ltd, Napier
- Leon Jordan, Auckland Panel & Paint City Branch
- Romoare Haze, Whangarei Honda
- Simmon Ram, Hirepool, Christchurch
- Taine Ross, Top Gear Motors Ltd, Cambridge
- Travis Brown, CGM Motorcycles, Gisborne.
The Graduate Scholarship is awarded to individuals who have completed a national qualification at Level 4 or above through MITO, Tranzqual or EXITO and wish to continue their studies. This scholarship contributes up to $2,000 towards any programme of study related to their industry. The recipients are:
- Jordan McClelland, Kerry Lindsay Engine Reconditioning Specialist Ltd, Lower Hutt
- Sam Flannery, Agricentre South Ltd, Invercargill.
The Business Skills scholarship is awarded to current or aspiring managers or supervisors in one of MITO’s industries and pays for the first year fees for MITO's First Line Management programme. The recipients are:
- Aaron Watt, Agricentre South Ltd, Invercargill
- Amy Tootill, Giltrap AgriZone Otorohanga
- Annette Gibson, CE Spray Collision Repairs, Masterton
- Craig Oldridge, Geodis Wilson New Zealand Ltd, Auckland
- Greg Kelly, Giltrap Agrizone Cambridge
- Jacob Stewart, Rangiora Toyota
- Jasmine Dheda, Custom Technologies Limited, Taupo
- Jeremy van der Bel, Rangiora Toyota
- John Langan, Go Bus Transport Limited, Christchurch
- Jonathan McCormick, Tractor Repairs & Spares Ltd, Blenheim
- Logan Westcott, Geodis Wilson New Zealand Ltd, Auckland
- Maria Soledad Russo, Hanmer Springs Service Station
- Paul Saville, Rangiora Mazda
- Zeb Walker, David Jones Motors, Whanganui.
The Business Skills Māori and Pasifika scholarship is awarded to current or aspiring managers or supervisors in one of MITO’s industries who are of Māori or Pasifika ethnicity and pays for the first year fees for MITO's First Line Management programme. The recipients are:
- Jaxon Kuvarji, Auto Super Shoppe Mayne, Auckland
- Lisa Ali, Geodis Wilson New Zealand Ltd, Auckland
- Tayla Paterson, Geodis Wilson New Zealand Ltd, Auckland.
The Clyde Cunningham QSM Memorial scholarship is awarded to MITO automotive graduates in the Hawke’s Bay region and honours a long-standing MITO employee. The scholarship pays for the first year fees for MITO's First Line Management programme. The recipients are:
- Bevan Bullot, Greenmeadows Panel and Paint, Napier
- Seth Holloway, Napier South Mechanical.