New car to help Stawell stu­dents

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Stawell Se­condary Col­lege au­to­mo­tive stu­dents will get a head start in their in­dus­try train­ing with a new car do­nated to the school by South West TAFE.

The new Kia car is one of four do­nated through the Vic­to­rian Au­to­mo­bile Cham­ber of Com­merce Au­to­mo­tive In­dus­try Do­na­tion Pro­gram to South West TAFE, and will mean stu­dents get to learn on a cur­rent model ve­hi­cle.

One of the cars will be based at the Stawell col­lege while the oth­ers will be at War­rnam­bool Cam­pus of South West TAFE au­to­mo­tive depart­ment and Hamil­ton District Skills Cen­tre for their VET in Schools pro­grams.

South West TAFE chief ex­ec­u­tive Mark Fidge said the car do­na­tion was part of a com­mit­ment to en­sur­ing ap­pro­pri­ate train­ing was be­ing de­liv­ered with best-prac­tice fa­cil­i­ties and equip­ment to meet the needs of the re­gion and in­dus­try part­ners.

Stawell Se­condary Col­lege prin­ci­pal Nick Lynch said the part­ner­ship with South West TAFE was a great sup­port for the school and would give stu­dents a gen­uine op­por­tu­nity for au­then­tic live work.

“It’s the first time we’ve had a car in mint con­di­tion with up-to-date tech­nol­ogy for our stu­dents,” Mr Lynch said.

“The stu­dents will be very happy to know they have this op­por­tu­nity.”

Stawell Se­condary Col­lege has about 12 stu­dents in the VET au­to­mo­tive course.

South West TAFE se­nior ed­u­ca­tor – au­to­mo­tive, Ross John­stone, said the new car meant stu­dents had ac­cess to the lat­est cut­ting-edge tech­nol­ogy and equip­ment.

“It adds value for stu­dents and means they can train in a best prac­tice en­vi­ron­ment,” he said.

The Stawell VET in School au­to­mo­tive pro­gram is over­seen by South West TAFE as the reg­is­tered train­ing or­gan­i­sa­tion.

Mr John­stone said the lo­cal in­dus­try would ben­e­fit from hav­ing ap­pren­tices train­ing on modern ve­hi­cles.

“It’s fan­tas­tic to have such great sup­port from the VACC. They are very sup­port­ive of the pas­sion we have to de­liver fu­ture fo­cused train­ing to our com­mu­nity,” he said.

“By hav­ing the lat­est equip­ment and tech­nol­ogy we’re able to de­liver the best in qual­ity train­ing.”

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