February 2022

Well, another unorthodox start to the year with the Omicron variant once again testing everyone’s resilience! It would be fair to say that in the last two years our industry has faced adversity that it had not previously experienced. That said, apprenticeship numbers in Queensland have swelled and the MTA Institute maintains its position as Queensland’s leading independent automotive training provider.

Apprentices and trainees form an integral part of any business’s workforce, and we are seeing this in action with all the workforce interruptions that the new COVID variant is causing. We’re confident to once again rise above these seemingly endless challenges and enjoy some kind on consistency moving further into 2022.

2022 presents the opportunity for the MTA Institute to optimise its digital capability ensuring students and industry are getting the training and professional development they need. This has never been as important as now, as we see tremendous technological advancements in the mobility sector. EV’s, FCEV’s, L4/5 autonomy, ADAS, the list goes on, are all things we thought were in the distant future but are here and now and we need to ensure our apprentices and technicians are ready to competently diagnose and repair these highly technical vehicles.

We are excited to see that a new Electric Vehicle Qualification will go live along with some bridging courses to upskill existing technicians. AUR32721 Certificate III in Automotive Electric Vehicle Technology is a qualification which reflects the role of individuals who service, diagnose and repair battery electric vehicles and components in the automotive, service and repair industry.

Wishing all of you a productive 2022 and hope to see the pandemic in our rear view mirror (or, in keeping with the tech talk, our rear camera).

*This month’s message is brought to you by Marcello Riotto, Deputy General Manager of the MTA Institute.

8 February 2022