Business Growth Forum proves a worthy night out

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Wanting to provide greater substance to our zone meetings, the MTA has begun delivering Business Growth Forum nights tied into zone meetings.

Bringing a mix of networking and pointed discussion, guest presenters and MTA staff address your local issues, talk business and decide where your MTA's advocacy efforts will be focused.

At the recent Riverland Zone AGM, we explored common workplace issues, solving the skills shortage and much more over a complimentary dinner and drinks, with positive feedback received after the night.

“There’s always good questions and everyone there definitely got something out of it – as a member, why not get involved and benefit from the knowledge that’s there?” said Kym Webber of Waikerie Crash.

Our special guest was Chris Marks, Vocational Pathways Advisor - Department for Education who presented on School Pathways.

The room discussed hosting work experience students and how we attract the best and brightest to the automotive industry.

Chris took plenty of questions, encouraged rigorous debate and was very knowledgeable about local school issues.

Katrina Belgrove, MTA's Senior Workplace Relations Advisor also presented her '7 Steps to Dealing with Difficult Customers' session.

As an expert in all things WR, Katrina fielded a range of tough questions and some great anecdotes from members were heard when recapping the topic of difficult customers.

If you’ve never attended a zone meeting before, check our upcoming events and come along to your next local session – it’s a fantastic opportunity to meet other automotive professionals and get any niggling questions answered by our experts.