July, 2018

We’ve recently finished our five-week automotive vocational preparation course and the results for the students that completed the course have been outstanding with six students securing employment in the industry.

It’s early days, but I believe the students now employed will be there for some time because they know what to expect and will be ready to support their employer.

I’ve said it before, but there is a gap between the student’s expectations and what employers want and I believe this program helps o fill this gap. After five weeks, students know some basic automotive workshop tasks but, more importantly, get to know the expectation of what employers are looking for in a potential employee – the right attitude, punctuality, right presentation, etc.
We had some employer representatives come and present to the group and provide an outstanding account of what they expected, and it put the students in the right frame of mind. It made them realise that if they could complete the course it would set them up for a long career.

Our next course starts on 30 July and will again go over five weeks. If you know anyone interested in attending, or if your business is interested in supporting these students by providing work experience or apprenticeship opportunities, please email [email protected]

On the flip side to our automotive vocational preparation program, we’ve got our Trade Recognition program. The ‘Trade Rec’ program is a fantastic opportunity for experienced automotive trade workers to gain a formal trade qualification in just a matter of months.

The expectations are that anyone undertaking the program could confidently achieve 60 per cent of a qualification or more through the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) assessment. To be eligible, you must be an Australian citizen, permanent resident or a Refugee and Humanitarian Visa holder living in Queensland. You also must have six or more (current or recent) years of experience within the industry, providing documentation as proof. Finally, you must be over the age of 21, have no former trade qualifications, and express a commitment to gaining the qualification in its entirety.

If you are interested in this program, please don’t hesitate to contact us.