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05 October 2018
Three outstanding apprentices are set to join delegates at the ATA’s 2018 Technology and Maintenance Conference, thanks to scholarships from Cummins South Pacific. 
 
Cummins South Pacific have generously provided the scholarships, giving each recipient one full delegate registration to TMC 2018, including attendance at the PACCAR Parts Fun Night and the Castrol Vecton Awards Dinner. 
 
“Cummins South Pacific have given these heavy vehicle apprentices an invaluable opportunity to further their careers and build their professional networks,” ATA Chair Geoff Crouch said today. 
 
“Over the course of the conference, the scholarship recipients will gain training and knowledge from industry leaders, trainers and regulators, and participate in a range of hands-on workshops,” he said. 
 
The 2018 Cummins South Pacific Scholarship recipients are: 
 
Georgia O’Brien, CMV
Joshua Borninkhof, Westar
Jarrod Milhalj, Cummins Laverton
 
“We’re proud to continue our partnership with the Australian Trucking Association,” Cummins South Pacific Manager, On-Highway Sales & Customer Support, Scott Alexander said today. 
 
“This program is critical in supporting the professional growth of young people entering the industry’s workshops. Today’s apprentices are the future of our industry,” he said. 
 
The 2018 Technology and Maintenance Conference will be held in the Melbourne Docklands, from 15-17 October. The conference program includes a range of informative sessions and hands-on workshops, delivering new ideas and the real skills the trucking industry will always need. 
 
 
About the 2018 Cummins South Pacific Scholarship recipients:
 
Georgia O’Brien
CMV 
 
Georgia is a first-year apprentice at CMV with an impressive can-do attitude and admirable commitment to her studies. Georgia consistently scores well in all her tests and tries her best to understand how things work by applying herself both in and outside of work and trade school.
 
Georgia is always on time and actively contributes to class discussion, particularly sharing her own experiences.
 
 
Joshua Borninkhof
Westar
 
Joshua is a first-year apprentice at Westar and is described as a quiet achiever. A confident student, Josh demonstrates a great understanding of his trade and has the proven technical skills to move onto big things.
 
Josh gets through trade schooling with great understanding of the information, and always delivers quality work when completing assessments. Josh has had a lot of exposure to the industry and handles all tasks with great care and attention to detail.
 
 
Jarrod Milhalj
Cummins Laverton 
 
Jarrod is a first-year apprentice at Cummins Laverton. A standout student in all aspects of study, Jarrod has great determination to participate and be involved as much as possible. Although Jarrod have previously completed some Certificate II courses, he continues to develop skills and share input with other students. 
 
Jarrod possesses a high level of skill in a variety of fields and demonstrates a strong commitment to all tasks, both in class and in the workplace.