Matt Meares

Work experience
 

Director - JDM Classic Restorations, Coolum Beach

2013 - present

​I moved up to the Sunshine Coast in early 2013, and quickly established my own business.

Mechanic - Cummins Classic Cars, Sydney

2008 - 2013

I began my apprenticeship here, and completed it 6 months ahead of schedule, in 2011. During the course of my employment at this workshop I gained many skills. I serviced, repaired, and restored a wide variety of cars, ranging from Aston Martins to Goggomobils, Corvettes to Jaguars, DeLoreans to Ferraris, and many more.

Education
 

TAFE NSW

2011 - Certificate III Automotive Electrical Technology

2010 - Certificate III Automotive Mechanical Technology (Light Vehicle)

Awards
 

2012 - NSW TAFE Western Sydney Institute Student Excellence Awards

Apprentice of the Year

2011 - NSW TAFE Western Sydney Institute Student Excellence Awards

Student of the Year - Manufacturing, Engineering, and Transport

2011 NSW Southern Sydney Region Training Awards

Apprentice of the Year - Finalist

2011 NSW Southern Sydney Region Training Awards

Top Apprentice Vehicle Trades Award - Finalist

2010 Blacktown College of TAFE

1st Place in Skills Contest (3rd Year Automotive)

2010 Blacktown College of TAFE

2nd Place in Course (3rd Year Automotive)

2009 Blacktown College of TAFE

1st Place in Course (2nd Year Automotive)

2008 Blacktown College of TAFE

1st Place in Course (1st Year Automotive)

Media
 

2010 - present

2010 - present

2013 - Feature Car (Mazda MX5) in Fast Fours magazine

2013 - Feature Car(Mazda MX5) in Zoom magazine

2012 - Feature Car (Toyota Sprinter) in Zoom magazine

2012 - photo & article in Inner West Courier newspaper

2012 - named in article about TAFE Student Awards in Hills Shire Times newspaper

2011 - photo & case study in Penrith Press newspaper

2011 - photo from Skills Competition in TAFE news article

2009 - photo in Australian Classic Car magazine

2009 - photo & quote from V8 Supercars TAFE apprentice program in TAFE news article

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