TWO IAG APPRENTICES OF THE YEAR
Two MITO learners are set for impressive careers after being named IAG Top Apprentices of the Year for 2016. William Patten of Waitemata Panelbeaters, Auckland, was selected as the IAG Top Apprentice of the Year in Refinishing and Ethan Joy of Smythe and McCoard Panel & Paint, Cambridge, IAG Top Apprentice of the Year in Collision Repair.
The IAG Trades scholarship programme, supported by MITO, aims to boost talent and strengthen the skill base of key industries by supporting a number of new apprentices through their apprenticeship. Both William and Ethan were selected from the 2015 intake of scholarship apprentices and take home top of the line tools worth $1500 courtesy of Wyatt Machine Tools.