Heavy vehicle apprentices now have the chance to win a new scholarship run by the ATA.
Heavy vehicle apprentices now have the chance to win a new scholarship run by the ATA.

Scholarship chance to learn from transport industry's best

THE Australian Trucking Association has today launched nominations for the 2019 Cummins Technology and Maintenance Conference Scholarships.

"The Cummins TMC Scholarships are an initiative that provides young heavy vehicle apprentices with the experience and tools needed to develop industry skills and knowledge," ATA Chair Geoff Crouch said.

Awarded to three heavy vehicle apprentices, the scholarships provide the opportunity to be hosted at the ATA's 2019 Technology and Maintenance Conference (TMC), taking part in educational sessions and practical workshops relevant to their training and career, while building professional networks.

"Not only will the scholarship winners be hosted at TMC, they will each be paired with an experienced industry mentor for support and assistance in making the most of their conference experience," Mr Crouch said.

"This is a unique opportunity to learn from some of Australia's most knowledgeable trucking industry professionals," he said.

Three nominees will be selected as winners of the 2019 Cummins TMC Scholarships, which include:

  • full registration to the 2019 Technology and Maintenance Conference including social events and VIP seating at the Castrol Vecton Gala Awards Dinner
  • return airfares and accommodation
  • pre-conference tour of Cummins Melbourne facility and Cummins merchandise pack
  • assigned conference mentor

"The scholarships are an exclusive opportunity for heavy vehicle apprentices to get a valuable insight into our industry," says Mike Fowler, Cummins South Pacific's director of engine business.

Cummins, a global technology leader, has been a pioneer in power systems technology for 100 years by adhering to its values and promise of innovation and dependability. Cummins has led the industry by consistently turning challenges into opportunities.

Nominations for the 2019 Cummins TMC Scholarships close on September 13. 

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