Over­com­ing ad­ver­sity to com­plete ap­pren­tice­ship

Hamilton News - - OPINION / NEWS - Photo / IAG, Steve Barker

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’.

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