November, 2017

Hello and welcome to this month’s GM perspective. Firstly, I’d like to take this opportunity to acknowledge the MTA Queensland President’s Ball at which we awarded the 2017 MTA
Institute Apprentice of the Year award to Elliott Lemmon.

It was a fantastic evening and it was great to see Elliott recognised for his efforts. However, I must also acknowledge the other apprentices nominated for the award who travelled from all
corners of Queensland to come to Brisbane to celebrate the night, meet Craig Lowndes and experience a great event. Thank you to all the sponsors – Suncorp, MTAA Super, Capricorn, Busy
At Work, Car Craft, Prestige Paint & Equipment – and I look forward to next year’s Ball!

On the training front, there has certainly been a lot of positive response to our new My Profile digital platform, and most people by now will have started to see the benefits of the system. We
have just recently migrated our collision repair and refinishing apprentices onto My Profile and now all our students use the platform.

We have also registered to train Outdoor Power Equipment and expect to have the development of this program ready for the start of 2018. It’s an exciting addition to our suite of products and I
certainly like to think that once the program is ready, this will provide a great training product for the sector.

Over the next month, I look forward to sitting down with MTA Queensland committees to discuss with members our training and assessment strategies. The objective of validating these
strategies with industry helps MTA Institute develop a contemporary model to ensure staff, equipment, facilities and learning resources are consistent with the requirements of the
automotive industry. It is always great to listen to members and look at ways to continue to improve our training to best suit industry.