May, 2018

Sometimes, when there’s so much going on, it’s easy to forget why you’re doing what you’re doing.

What is it that drives you to achieve what you want from work, or in life? I find myself in the midst of organising our compliance, marketing, operations, resource development, and the training agenda that our core business uses to train and skill the automotive workforce. That’s our purpose.

It seems simple to think, ‘How hard can it be to skill the automotive workforce?’. Well, these many factors need to be looked at: Do you focus on schools? Do you look at pre-apprenticeships or focus solely on apprentices? Do you look at post-trade training or at the very high end for mechanical professionals to provide innovative world-class training solutions?

For the MTA Institute, we look at it all of these factors and deliver on them all.

Let’s take schools. We have our Auto Camp coming up in the July school holidays. This course offers high school students hands-on experience in a range of automotive skills, from new technology such as Hybrid/Electric Vehicles to the principles and maintenance of a vehicle. We’ve also got our AUR20716 Certificate II in Automotive Vocational Preparation starting on the 14 May.

Moving onto apprenticeships, we have 28 highly-skilled trainers across the state and offer on-site training in the workplace virtually anywhere delivering to apprentices the best education in automotive.

After their apprenticeship is finished, we have post-trade skill sets in Hybrid Electric Vehicle Inspection and Servicing, Advanced Body Repair & Refinishing and Welding. And if you haven’t got your trade certificate, we also offer a Trade Recognition program. Furthermore, for the higher-level technician, we’ve got courses in technical areas and also offer management courses to develop business skills. It’s all here.
Not only do we provide training, but we also have pathways to motorsports, apprentice awards, overseas scholarship opportunities, links to employers and graduation ceremonies to celebrate the
achievements of our students.

Our purpose is to create the best automotive workforce in Queensland. It’s what drives us. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us.