Future Leaders of the Industry

Daniel Benea, Future Leader of the Industry

This month we introduce 26-year-old Daniel Benea, dynamic and enthusiastic Business Performance Manager at Repairhub in Banyo, Queensland.
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Catching up with Maxine Colligan

This month we revisit one of our most celebrated future Leaders of The Industry, Maxine Colligan. from an out-of-work teenager to a Bronze Medallist at Worldskills 2019 in Kazan, Maxine continues to impress in 2020.
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Introducing Zach Hoyle

This month we introduce 25-year-old Zach Hoyle, third year Autobody Repair Apprentice with Sheen Panel Service in Malvern and student at Kangan Institute’s Automotive Centre of Excellence.
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Autobody apprentices continue to train online

Thanks to the use of online delivery platforms from training providers such as Kangan Institute, apprentice training for the paint and panel industry hasn’t stopped during the current pandemic.
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Callum Bishop

This month we induct recently qualified Auto Body Repair Technician Callum Bishop of PB Smash Repairs in Nowra and a member of the 2018 intake to the PPG NSW Sholarship Program.
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Introducing Isabella Turrise

This month we introduce 21-year-old Isabella Turrise, a third year Autobody Refinish Apprentice with Q-West Smash Repairs in Castle Hill and who will also compete in the Worldskills Nationals in 2021.
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Mark O’Connell

This month we induct fourth year spray painting apprentice Mark O’Connell of Sheen Panel Service in Ferntree Gully and a former student at Kangan Institute’s Automotive Centre of Excellence.
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Catching up with Mark O’Connell, Callum Bishop and Jaiden Tesoriero

As we begin the slow recovery from the lockdown imposed by the coronavirus, we thought it was timely to reconnect with the three most recent future leaders of the industry who have yet to be formally inducted.
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Catching up with Amber Gabelich

This month we revisit Amber Gabelich, recently qualified spray painter at Riviera Panels in Bairnsdale, and discover that since being inducted early last year the last 12 months have been a whirlwind.
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The IAG Autobody Academy

This month we take a different tack with our Future Leaders of the Industry and focus on the IAG’s Autobody Academy Program, a tailored learning environment where next generation repairers are exposed to practical learning by some of the...
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