This Wednesday 30 August the Minister for Skills and Training; Gayle Tierney MP, Parliamentary Secretary for Industry & Employment; Vicki Ward and Member for Broadmeadows Frank McGuire will be attending our Broadmeadows Skills and Jobs Centre to meet with former automotive workers and key organisations supporting their shift.
This will be a significant opportunity to find out more about the transitional period facing our automotive workers as they work out the next phase of their career opportunities in the automotive industry, as well as cover the services Kangan Institute’s Skills and Jobs Centre is offering at this time. In partnership with the Government funded Automotive Skills Australia (ASA), we are working closely to provide services to these workers to help ease this difficult time.
“Kangan Institute has an ongoing commitment to supporting our local communities by delivering high quality automotive training courses and reskilling that focus on employment outcomes,” said Kangan Institute CEO Trevor Schwenke.
We offer a number of services from workshops to individual career advice, interview techniques and resume preparation. Via the Ford Outreach Centre, we’ve already had 128 individuals access our Skills and Jobs Centre, with our team striving to identify and tailor individual training options and career opportunities in the automotive industry. We have tailored training programs for ex Ford workers that range from written and spoken English classes to Engineering, Leadership and Management and Computing courses.
We are offering similarly comprehensive and tailored courses for former Holden and Toyota workers too.
There has understandably been much negativity around the closure of our automotive industry. Please join us as government, industry and education seek to find solutions for these problems.