THE EVOLVING DOOR
HISTORY PROVES WE CAN THRIVE DESPITE WORKFORCE CHANGE
DIESEL technician Aden Bird knew from a young age he wanted to work around trucks. He transferred to a technical college for Year 12 and graduated from high school with pre-vocational qualifications under his belt.
“I was studying a lot on mechanics . . . and that all helped,” he says. “Getting my apprenticeship was a bit difficult in the beginning but persistence and learning extra knowledge got me through and got me my job.”
Bird completed his Certificate III in Heavy Commercial Vehicle Mechanical Technology and now works for a truck sales and service company. He says the best part of his job is working on something different every day.
“I like the challenge and the differences,” he says. Automotive trainer Mark Valente says demand for vehicles and their growing variety has increased the need for mechanics as well as specialist training.
CHALLENGE: Diesel technician Aden Bird says persistence and extra learning helped him get his job.