Tibor Triumphs at IMI awards

Former Edinburgh College Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair student Tibor Ovari has picked up an award for Outstanding Student at the Institute of the Motor Industry’s annual Outstanding Achievers Awards.

The industry’s professional body hosted its annual awards ceremony at its headquarters in Hertfordshire where the finalists from across the UK celebrated their success.

Tibor, who received his accolade in the Light Vehicle category, is getting used to success having also won an award at Edinburgh College’s Prize Giving Ceremony in 2017.

With only a limited knowledge of the English language, Tibor has come a long way since he first arrived at Edinburgh College as he has successfully completed his course whilst working as a bus mechanic at Stagecoach.

Tibor said: “I was very surprised and happy to have been nominated for the award. Attending the ceremony with my family and meeting the other nominees was a great experience and winning was a perfect way to mark the end of my studies. To be recognised by the Institute of the Motor Industry makes me very proud and I‘d like to thank my lecturers for the support and guidance they’ve given me throughout my course.”

Edinburgh College Automotive Instructor, Kieran Lydon worked with Tibor during his time at the college.

He said: “Tibor excelled through his time at Edinburgh College. He was a very engaging student who put time and effort into his course both in and out of college. He deserved this outstanding award, and the award itself it’s very well recognised through the motor industry and all the motor vehicle department wish him well in the future.”