Mechanic Miska's runner-up for national title
By West Briton
| Thursday, September 22, 2011, 08:00
A BUDDING mechanic has reached the finals of the Young Student of the Year Awards for the Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI).
From left, Andrew Founks, George Oliver, IMI Young Student of the Year finalist Miska Tarnai and Rob Moyles.
Miska Tarnai, of Truro, is a pupil at Penair School and also took a motor vehicle course at Truro College one day a week as part of a two-year Increased Flexible Learning Programme.
Truro College lecturer Rob Moyles said: "I presented Miska's case to the board of the IMI Awards to recognise the efforts that Miska has achieved since he's been in college. His results in all his tests have been in the high nineties bracket."
Andrew Founks, lead verifier for the South West, presented the award along with a cheque for £50, and said: "He's an exceptional student to represent Truro and Penwith College in a national competition. Hundreds were nominated and he's made the final two.
"Miska missed the formal awards ceremony with HRH Prince Michael of Kent because he was studying for his GCSEs, so it's my pleasure to present this award."
Miska is continuing his studies at Truro College.