The Queensland Government has committed to ensuring young Queenslanders have access to the training and skills they need to build a career.

Free training courses are available to year 12 graduates who enrol in a high priority qualification within 12 months of leaving school under the Queensland Government’s Year 12 fee-free training initiative.

MTA Institute apprentices who graduated from year 12 in 2017 are eligible and encouraged to apply for the fantastic initiative.

Along with graduates who take part in an apprenticeship, year 12 graduates are also eligible through the initiative, to take part in the MTA Institute AUR20716 Certificate II in Automotive Vocational Preparation; a course designed to give students a comprehensive set of skills as a basic  introduction to the automotive industry.

Minister for Training and Skills Development Shannon Fentiman said “Training is an excellent pathway for Year 12 school leavers and this will give students a head start to their career without worrying about a VET student loan after graduating.

“This fantastic initiative supports a variety of career opportunities and plays a vital role in growing our economy through our recent school leavers.”

And whether businesses hire students who have completed the Certificate II in Automotive Vocational Preparation or hire directly from the market, the benefits of taking on an apprentice are huge.

Research states that investing in training through apprenticeships or traineeships is a steel-fast way for improving a business. Apprentices contribute to an industry’s bottom line, providing real support and often financial benefits. With traineeships from 12 months and apprenticeships generally extending over a four-year period, automotive employers are rich with choice appropriate to their needs.

Often viewed as an integral component of a business’s strategy as well as providing vital support in the workplace, there are numerous ways an apprentice or trainee can strengthen a workplace. Employers often report on productivity levels improving and positive changes taking place after taking on an apprentice or trainee. Hiring apprentices and trainees is also vital to the growth of communities and plays an important role in motivating school leavers and young adults in working hard and achieving goals.

17 Jan 2018