The MTA is set to host a series of workshops and require industry’s input in regards to automotive training.

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The MTA will be hosting a series of Skills for Australia sessions with Pricewaterhouse Coopers (PwC) starting the week of 10 September this year.

If you have any thoughts on what automotive apprentices are currently learning or believe they should be learning something different, this is your opportunity to engage with us and the automotive industry.

For more information about Skills for Australia, click here.

The MTA’s CEO Paul Unerkov said that this is industry’s opportunity to provide valuable input into the training packages of the future.

“This is a great opportunity for automotive businesses and the South Australian automotive industry as a whole to put their hand up and be a part of the training packages of the future, as well as what the training requirements of the future will be. We need young automotive apprentices to be trained properly and actually deliver for businesses. In order for us to be successful, we need the industry to tell the MTA what is required moving forward. We train by industry for industry and these sessions will be critical in ensuring that this is true.”

By participating in these sessions, you will be helping to ensure better outcomes for business with South Australian automotive apprentices graduating with the practical skills businesses need.

Click here to register your interest in attending the sessions.

Skills for Australia is the Skills Service Organisation for the Automotive sector and represents the five Automotive Industry Reference Committees (IRC) which encompass light vehicles, heavy vehicle, vehicle body repair, allied and strategic.

As part of the nationwide consultation, we are seeking input on projects in the following training areas:

  • Light Vehicle Mechanical
  • Automotive Electrical
  • Automotive Air Conditioning
  • Automotive Tyre Fitting
  • Heavy Vehicles
  • Vehicle Body Repair – Glazing
  • Vehicle Body Repair – Refinishing
  • Motorcycle
  • Automotive Management

The schedule for sessions are below:

Monday 10/09/2018

  • Tyre Servicing
    • 9:00AM – 10:30AM
  • Motorcycle
    • 10:30 – 12:00PM
  • Panel Beating
    • 1:00PM – 2:30PM
  • Auto Refinishing
    • 2:30PM – 4:00PM

Wednesday 12/09/2018

  • Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology
    • 9:00AM – 12:30PM
  • Automotive Electrical
    • 1:30PM – 3:00PM
  • Air-conditioning & Cooling
    • 3:00PM – 4:00PM
  • Automotive Vocational Preparation
    • 4:00PM – 6:00PM

Thursday 13/09/2018

  • Heavy Vehicle Mechanical & Diesel Fuel/Engine Technology
    • 9:00AM – 12:30PM
  • Mobile Plant & Lifting Equipment
    • 1:30PM – 3:30PM
  • Agriculture Mechanical Technology
    • 3:30PM – 5:00PM

The MTA has taken a leadership role in regards to the delivery of training packages that appropriately skills apprentices the South Australian automotive industry requires now and into the future. The current VET system is geared too heavily towards training by non-automotive training bodies.

The MTA delivers training by industry, for industry and your help is vital to the success of this project.