April 2019

I recently had the honour of being the MC for our Carmageddon – New World Mobility event. It was truly an exciting event that looked beyond the humble motor vehicle into electric, hydrogen and autonomous ventures, and into overall mobility solutions, inclusive of transport, workforce, skills, assets and alternates to ownership.

It was a day where we were given a future perspective of the industry, highlighting the amalgamation of the automotive and mobility sectors.

We heard details about fast-charging station technology, which will be essential as the uptake for electric vehicles (EVs) is expected to rise from 8 models in 2015 to as many as 60 models in 2021. As EVs become mainstream, we can certainly expect to see the proliferation of charging stations.

We had some amazing vehicles on site from Tesla, Jaguar, Renault and Hyundai, as well as the new Aussie-assembled ACE Cargo, in our electric and hydrogen vehicle showcase. The new fuel technologies was interesting, particularly delving into the pros and cons of hydrogen, and the refuelling time, transportation, infrastructure for storage, and environmental benefits of the fuel. The presenters spoke about how new fuels may impact industry, consumers and the environment. They investigated conversion of petrol cars and what is happening in the world of motorsport in relation to fuel and new technologies.

It was a great event and it got me thinking about the future – about the technological changes that are coming, and for which you need to be ready.

At the MTA Institute, we have always tried to be ahead of the curve when it comes to future proofing your business through training, and it’s something we are particularly proud of, be it through our hybrid skill-sets courses, or the management courses designed to help with the administrative side of the business. We’ve recently finished an automotive pre-vocational course and those students are now ready for work – which means for you business owners, we’ve got your future workforce ready.

Looking into the future is certainly exciting, but you’ve got to have the capability now to meet the challenges for the future, and this is where MTA Institute helps. If you need any help with workforce development, please don’t hesitate to contact me.