TAFE Queensland SkillsTech, in a Queensland-first for the automotive industry, has hit the road to deliver automotive training right to the front door of employers across Brisbane.
Chris Naylor, Automotive Business Manager, said that the three fully fitted-out Mobile Training Centres are a direct result of feedback from employers.
"Employers were telling us that although workplace training is more productive, it is still disruptive when delivered in their workshop," Mr Naylor said. "So, the idea was to fit out three vans to enable the delivery of training to apprentices on or near employers' premises, minimising the time away from the workplace and disruption to their daily activities."
The centres are fitted out with workbench, student desk, awnings, tool kits and physical resources, such as alternators, starter motors etc. for practical demonstrations and some assessments.
Automotive teacher, Paul Darwin, said the purpose of this initiative is to provide training without imposing on the employer's workshop. "We can deliver training in a convenient place nearby, rather than the workshop, for the benefit of the employer," Mr Darwin said. "This way, we are not impacting the workday of fellow staff, but will still be working on equipment they use in the workplace. This means less time away from the workshop and less impact for the employer."
If your automotive business needs flexible training direct to the workplace, call TAFE Queensland SkillsTech on 1800 654 447.