Overcoming adversity to complete apprenticeship
Among the local graduates at the recent IAG Insurance 2018 Trade Scholarship Central North Island presentation was Mitchell Wright, who along with fellow graduate in the programme, collision repairer Greg Easther, works for Harvey Collision Repairs in Euclid Avenue Te Rapa.
Seen here with his employer Brent Shepherd (right) Mitchell’s citation recognised his success in his refinishing apprenticeship through real adversity.
In July 2016 he suffered a serious head injury and was in an induced coma for two weeks following a serious crash.
After learning to use the right side of his body again, in conjunction with training organisation MITO, his family, friends and his employers, Mitchell returned to work after six months on light duties.
The 24 year old has since made a full recovery and completed his qualification, again able to make a full contribution to the 13-strong workshop team at Harveys to whom he is known as ‘The Captain’.