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THE automotive industry employs 70,000 people and contributes $2.7 billion per year to the economy, and one Belmont career provider wants to help train the next generation of automotive experts.
Kia Motors has donated two cars to Career Australia’s Belmont campus to help students gain handson experience with the latest in car technology.
The donation is part of a partnership agreement between Kia Motors and Careers Australia, signed in 2014, that will see Careers Australia’s national automotive centres take delivery of cars progressively as technology is introduced.
According to Careers Australia’s automotive trainer Stephen Jones, the practical experience will help fuel new skills required to service the ever-growing number of vehicles in Australia.
“Nationally, Careers Australia’s automotive training centres are reporting significant interest as new entrants and ex- isting workers look to develop specialist skills to meet the growing demands of the industry,” he said.
Anyone interested in enrolling should contact 9262 9500.
Kia Motors Australia district parts and service manager David Frew and Careers Australia trainer/assessor Stephen Jones.