MTA Institute News

MTAI Apprentice living the dream

MTAI apprentice Callum McDougall is a lucky bloke. He says so himself. And it’s easy to agree with him. A couple of years ago, the then 18-year-old hit the jackpot when he walked into the office of Automotion – a workshop in Enoggera on Brisbane’s north side - to ask the owners, Cameron Wright and Chris Jordan, for a job.

The Leyland P76: It's no joke

In the more than 100 years since the first automobile spluttered into life, there have been some truly outstanding cars. The E-type Jaguar, the Ford Mustang, the Monaro, the Aston Martin DB5, the XC Cobra . . . the list goes go on.

Youthful Scion brand makes transition to Toyota

Scion, the US-based marque founded as a ‘laboratory brand’ by parent company Toyota in 2003 to explore new products and processes to attract younger customers, is now making a transition back to Toyota.

MTAQ Life Membership for Association stalwart

Len Daddow, the former Dealer Principal of Daddows Auto Group (Coorooy and Noosa) was awarded Life Membership of the MTA Queensland at the annual MTAQ Board meeting in October in recognition of his service to the Association and lifelong involvement with the motor trades.

What are the National Employment Standards? – Part 3

In our last two issues we looked at the first six of ten provisions of the National Employment Standards ie., Maximum weekly hours; request for flexible working arrangements; parental leave and related entitlements; annual leave; personal/carers leave and compassionate leave; and community service leave. This article will explain the remaining four provisions.

AccelR8 graduates on fast track to success.

The inaugural AccelR8 automotive training program has concluded, with 78 year 12 students undertaking the school-to-work program to attain a Certificate II in Automotive Vocational Preparation. 13 students completed the AccelR8 program with MTA Institute this year, receiving their qualification at a grand graduation ceremony in November.

First Auto Initiation students ready to work

The inaugural MTA Queensland (MTAQ) Auto Initiation program has nearly concluded, with 13 students finishing the formal training units of the course at the MTA Queensland facility in Brisbane. The group will now complete the final two-week work placement element of the program, working with automotive businesses in the community, before receiving their Certificate II in Automotive Vocational Placement.