Apprentice Graduation & Awards Evening 2022 | CMI Toyota

Apprentice Graduation & Awards Evening 2022

Posted: 31/05/2022
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The CMI Toyota Apprentice Program has been running for nearly 20 years and each year, we take pride in having the opportunity to welcome our new apprentice mechanics and celebrate our auto technician graduates at the CMI Toyota Apprentice Awards evening.

Our apprentices and graduates, along with their special guests were invited to join us at CMI Toyota West Terrace for the Awards and Graduation evening, where they enjoyed delicious food from Indulgence Food Design, and South Australian beer and wine.

Watch the video below to see just a snapshot of this fantastic event and what our apprentices have to say about being a part of our Auto Mechanic Apprenticeship program.

It was fantastic to see everyone enjoying the opportunity to mingle with each other, their peers, management and industry leaders. 

CMI Toyota Apprentice Awards & Graduation 2022

As well as welcoming our new apprentices into the program and celebrating our graduates, we also took the opportunity to introduce and thank our mentors.

Our Apprenticeship Mentors assist in the development and training of our new apprentices and continue to assist our current apprentices. They are a large contributing factor to the success of our Apprentice Program.

  • Graeme Edwards – 28 years experience and 12 years with the CMV Group.
  • Andrew Inglis – Seven years experience and a graduate of the CMI Toyota Apprenticeship Program.
  • Jason Greenham – 18 years with Toyota and is a Senior Diagnostic Technician and Foreman
  • Daniel Garner – 13 years with Toyota and Suzuki, and is a Toyota Diagnostic Technician
  • Marco Matto – 11 years with Lexus of Adelaide and is currently a Lexus Senior Diagnostic Technician.

Apprentice Training Mentors

Evidence of the success and sustainability of CMI Toyota’s apprentice program and our commitment to ongoing technician training is the annual Toyota National Skills Competition. The competition sees Apprentices from the Toyota Central Region, compete in theory and practical tasks competing in front of Judges from Toyota Australia. 

CMI Toyota Apprentice Awards & Graduation 2022

In 2021 three apprentices from CMI Toyota competed in the Regional Skills Finals competition.

  • Amber Williams (3rd Year) - CMI Eastside
  • James Cenzato (3rd Year) - CMI Cheltenham
  • Chad Benjamin (3rd Year) - CMI Christies Beach

Congratulations to Chad Benjamin, who won the 2021 Toyota Central Region Apprentice of the Year. What a fantastic achievement!

CMI Toyota Apprentice Awards & Graduation 2022

Welcome to our 2022 Apprentices

Jessica Cufone, Otis Gilchrist, Hamish Smith, Cooper Sleightholme, Mackenzie Aird, Vanessa Gaze, Dale Namocatcat and James Longinidis.

CMI Toyota Apprentice Awards & Graduation 2022

2nd Year Apprentices

Angus Dougal, Victor Enriquez, Amber Ryan, Thomas Walker, Joshua Weston, Logan Langridge and Cameron Stewart.

CMI Toyota Apprentice Awards & Graduation 2022

3rd Year Apprentices

Joel Slattery and Stella Henderson.

CMI Toyota Apprentice Awards & Graduation 2022

2022 Graduates

Thomas Warnes, Aaron Radogna, Amber Williams, James Cenzato and Chad Benjamin.

CMI Toyota Apprentice Awards & Graduation 2022

Congratulations to the following Apprentices who were recognised as their respective Apprentice of the Year:

  • 1st Year Apprentice of the Year (2021) – Victor Enriquez
  • 2nd Year Apprentice of the Year (2021) – Joel Slattery
  • 3rd Year Apprentice of the Year (2021) – James Cenzato

Thank you to everyone who joined us on the night and we look forward to seeing where your careers with CMI Toyota take you!

CMI Toyota Apprentice Program

“Completing my apprenticeship at CMI Toyota has given me access to the best training available in the industry and allowed me to reach my full potential. The skills I have learned throughout my apprenticeship will allow me to have a long and successful career in the industry.” - James Cenzato, 2022 Graduating Apprentice.

CMI Toyota Apprentice Awards & Graduation 2022

About the CMI Toyota Apprentice Program

CMI Toyota offers an exciting career within a diverse business, proudly fostering a work environment that encourages creativity, teamwork and innovation. This is a company philosophy supported by our strong leadership, high ethical standards and passion for safety. 

In January each year, successful CMI Toyota apprenticeship candidates commence a Toyota specific Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology. Training is conducted in partnership with TAFE SA and is complimented by specialised in-house training programs conducted in the purpose-built CMI Toyota Technical Training Centre. 

The Apprenticeship Program is overseen by CMI Toyota’s Training and Development Manager, Darren Quinn. CMI Toyota is committed to the development of highly skilled technicians that will excel in the servicing, diagnosis, and repair of modern motor vehicles along with providing exciting and challenging career opportunities for its employees.

Find out more here.

Just some of CMI Toyota's advantages:

  • Toyota Access
  • Toyota Genuine Parts
  • Toyota Certified Advantage
  • Toyota Insurance Advantage
  • Toyota Fleet Specialist