Trainees and apprentices dazzle at MTE SA awards night
The company has celebrated its 25th anniversary with a night of glamour, even featuring an indoor firework display.
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MTE SA has celebrated its 25th anniversary, and everyone has dressed to impress, at its annual awards night.
The Bridges Event Centre looked spectacular, even featuring fireworks throughout Friday night’s ceremony.
This year’s top awards went to Ebony Schiller, who won trainee of the year, and Luke Cox, who won apprentice of the year.
Ms Schiller was employed by Murray Mallee Aged Care Group, and was described as having “exceptional organisational skills”: “(she) applies her intelligence, adaptability and empathy to ensure that everyone’s needs are met”.
Mr Cox was described as a perfectionist who “enjoys being presented with challenges and working through them to get a smooth running engine when the job is complete” at Chapman Heavy Mechanical.
Two more notable honours were the chair’s awards, which trainee Annabelle O’Neil and apprentice Oliver Kelly received.
Ms O’Neil was regarded as “an efficient, friendly and fearless ambassador” for Daish Irrigation and Fodder, whose passion for marketing and engagement was second to none.
Mr Kelly was considered “a keen worker … (who) shows great initiative, is focused on developing plastering skills … and brings a positive attitude to work each day”.
CEO Tracey Kelly said the awards this year would be treasured more than most.
“Every year the awards night grows, and this year is our biggest,” she said.
“The last few years have been made difficult by COVID … so you all should be so proud of your efforts.”
Chair Matthew Menzel shared a similarly positive outlook.
“Tonight we are here to celebrate all that you have achieved,” he said.
“Everyone here should be proud of the work they have done up until this point.”
Scroll down for photos of the evening, including all the award winners.