Where: South Bank Piazza
When: Thu 13 & Fri 14 May | 11am – 12pm, Sat & Sun 16 May | 1pm – 2pm
What: Reality TV has nothing on this!
Three teams from around Australia will compete in the 2021 HVIA National Apprentice Challenge.
Each heat includes two teams working simultaneously, on identical ISUZU trucks, to identify and rectify a series of programmed faults as the clock ticks.
The winning team is the first to successfully identify and repair all the faults, or the team that rectifies the most faults within the allowed time frame.
For visitors to the show the competition is quite a dynamic spectacle, with commentary explaining the apprentices’ moves and strategy, as their approach to addressing the challenge unfolds.
Things can get tense as the teams watch their available time evaporate.
- Thursday – Western Team v Eastern Team
- Friday – Western Team v Southern Team
- Saturday – Southern Team v Eastern Team
- Sunday finals – two best teams
(representing Queensland, New South Wales, and Australian Capital Territory)
Shaneet Singh – 2nd-year apprentice – Stillwell Trucks, Sydney
Jack Dennis – 4th-year apprentice – Penske Australia, Brisbane
(Western Australia and Northern Territory)
Bekitemba Gwebu– 3rd-year apprentice – Major Motors, Perth
Beau Smith – 4th-year apprentice – CMV Truck Centre, Adelaide
(Victoria, South Australia, and Tasmania)
Luke Kneebone – 4th-year apprentice – Webster Trucks, Tasmania
Samual Allan – 3rd-year apprentice – Ballarat Isuzu