Supporting the next generation of Automotive Technicians in schools

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Our Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Urrbrae Agricultural High School and Underdale High School will continue in 2020, to deliver learning materials and compliance of a (AUR20716) Certificate II in Automotive Vocational Preparation to their students.

On Monday, the 11th of November, Group Training Organisation Manager (GTO), Jason Polgreen and TEC Systems and Scheduling Coordinator, Lucas Kennedy, gave a presentation to Urrbrae Agricultural High School students, those in surrounding schools and their parents, showcasing the opportunities available in the automotive industry. MTA Members, Ramsey Bros and CMI Toyota were also in attendance to speak with students and we thank them and the many others for their ongoing support of our School Pathways Program.

The Automotive Vocational Preparation course delivers training that will lay the foundations for future automotive training and apprenticeships to year 11 and 12 students. Upon successful completion, students will also receive 20 SACE points.

Automotive vocational preparation at a high school level will also help to ensure that students interested in a career in the automotive industry are put on the right path to successfully completing Certificate III automotive courses and an apprenticeship.

As a result of our Schools Pathways Program, we are changing attitudes towards apprenticeships which is critical to fighting the skills shortage your businesses are experiencing. The ongoing support, engagement and promotion of automotive careers we are giving these high schools will help to ensure that the Automotive Technicians of the future have the best possible ground work laid before them.

However, the MTA needs support from the industry to host new apprentices, whether they are a school based or one undertaking a full on apprenticeship.

If you would like to get involved in our Schools Pathways Program, host a MTA or school based apprentice, click here to contact Group Training Organisation Manager, Jason Polgreen.