Rising Stars Finalists Announced

Rising Stars Finalists Announced


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After another difficult year choosing the best from the best, the Rising Stars top 5 finalists have been announced.

As in previous years, we read so many nominations of apprentices who are already acting as leaders in their workshops. We heard from many Members, incredibly impressed with their apprentices who have been taking on advanced jobs normally reserved for qualified repairers. Others were also stepping up when it counted, running the workshop on their own in times of crisis.

And we were inspired by the many nominees who have overcome difficult circumstances to stay dedicated to developing their craft and repaying the faith their workshops have shown in them. Again, the outstanding passion and commitment to customers shone through brightly.

It’s incredibly heartening to see such a high calibre of nominations, and it’s fantastic news for the industry to see so many promising technicians becoming ready to lead the industry in the future.

Rising Stars Judge and Capricorn CEO Automotive, Brad Gannon, stressed the value of supporting apprentices.

“Completing an automotive apprenticeship is no easy undertaking. The qualified technician shortage highlights how important it is to train the next generation and support our apprentices, creating a pipeline of talent for the future.

“Capricorn Rising Stars is an easy way for Members to show their apprentices that they have a bright future ahead of them, to maintain their passion for automotive and keep them committed to a long career in the industry.” 

However, there can only be 5 finalists. We are proud to announce the following finalists for the 2022 Capricorn Rising Stars competition: [insert names]. Stay tuned for the August edition of Ignition for the overall winner.

Capricorn would also like to thank our program sponsors — Castrol, Repco and The Workshop Whisperer — who kindly donated some generous prizes for the winners and their nominating workshops.

Thank you to everyone who nominated their apprentice!

Meet the top 5 finalists:

Capricorn Rising Stars Finalist Top 5

This article was published 09/08/2022 and the content is current as at the date of publication.