Holden Recognises Best In Their Field

Holden’s 2014 Technicians Guild Grand Final Program has concluded at an event in Melbourne, where Holden’s highest achieving Dealer Service Technicians and Apprentices across Australia and New Zealand were recognised.

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Over 2,800 Holden Technicians and Apprentices were invited to participate in the annual program that ran from March to November 2014.

The grand finalists competed in a range of theoretical and hands-on challenges designed to test their technical skills, product knowledge and diagnostic ability. The annual program has evolved into an engaging and rewarding training opportunity, while the competition element gives the participants the opportunity to compete against their peers and prove themselves to be ‘The Best of the Best’ within the Holden Dealer Network.

In addition to the qualified Technicians, the top six Technicians Guild Apprentices from Australia and New Zealand were also invited to compete against their peers. Thanks to fantastic support from SP Tools and the Holden Racing Team, all Apprentices were competing for the chance to experience a weekend working with the Holden Racing Team at the Clipsal 500 in February 2015.

After what was a tough competition, the following finalists took out the major prizes:

  • 1st place                     Darren Ottey               Metro Motors Holden, Western Australia
  • 2nd place                   David Elliott                 Hamilton Holden, South Australia
  • 3rd place                    Sergii Zablotsky          Rosetown Holden, New Zealand
  • Top Apprentice         Thomas Hallen            Davie Motors Holden, New Zealand

Steve Eagland, Director – Holden Training Academy said Holden Dealer Service Technicians across Australia and New Zealand continued to raise the bar.

“Holden takes a huge amount of pride in the level of quality, customer service, product knowledge and technical ability displayed by our Dealer Service Technicians,” Mr Eagland said.

“The Technicians Guild and its supporting training programs continue to deliver highly skilled technicians meaning Holden owners can be confident that they are getting their car serviced at an authorised Holden Service Centre by technicians specifically trained on the latest in diagnostic technology.”