The winners will be announced in November at a gala event

2022 Women in Industry Award nominee, Tania Meli

The Motor Trades Association of Queensland (MTA Queensland) says it is elated to announce the finalists for its 2022 Industry Awards, recognising some truly outstanding individuals and businesses for their contributions to the automotive and mobility industries.
To be announced at the 2022 MTA Queensland Industry Awards Gala on Saturday the 19th of November 2022 at the Emporium Hotel, Southbank, the awards are a celebration of the incredible contributions MTA Queensland member businesses and individuals continue to make in driving the forward progress of the automotive industry. 
The award categories to be celebrated at the Industry Awards Gala include:
• Community Award – presented to an individual or member business who is a role model in their community.
• Innovation Award – presented to an innovative individual or business that is supporting or implementing emerging technologies in the automotive or mobility industry.
• Women in Industry Award – presented to an outstanding female leader or business achieving success through their commitment to driving change in the automotive or mobility industry.
• Apprentice of the Year Award – presented to an MTA Institute apprentice who demonstrates a dedication to learning and performs above and beyond expectations and their peers. 
Finalists for the Community Award include Jeeepart Recyclers (Hervey Bay), Southeast
Auto Mechanical (Beenleigh), and The Garage Miami.
Finalists for the Innovation Award include Benzina Zero, E-Motion Concepts, and Sarfraz Ali Kyani. 
Finalists for the Women in Industry Award include Hatice Hutchinson (All Car Engine Reconditioning Services, Yatala), Skid Control (Brendale), and Tania Meli (Frizelle Sunshine Automotive, Southport).
The finalists for the Apprentice of the Year Award are made up of the 12 MTA Institute Apprentice of the Month winners from the preceding 12-months and will be announced shortly. 
“Over the last 12 months, we have experienced extreme weather events, impacts from COVID-19, shortages in both skilled labour and parts and supplies, and ongoing disruption at the hands of technological advancements. However, the ingenuity, dedication, and excellence displayed by this year’s finalists in leading us through these challenges and continuing to prosper gives me comfort knowing our industry is in safe hands, and they truly deserve the recognition,” MTA Queensland Chief Executive Officer, Rod Camm, said. 
MTA Queensland thanks platinum event supporters BUSY At Work, Spirit Super, and Capricorn for their ongoing support of the Industry Awards Gala.

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