NISSMAP apprentice Ashlee Poole - Kangan Institute’s Apprentice of the Year.

Victoria has shown categorically, that there is a very valued place in the automotive industry for female apprentices and technicians.

Ashlee currently attends her NISSMAP block release training at the state of the art facility in Melbourne’s Docklands, known as the Automotive Centre of Excellence. Her factory trained NISSMAP teacher George Orfanidis was delighted with Ashlee’s award saying that “she really goes above and beyond both at work and at TAFE”.

Shortly after the announcement was made public, Anthony (Fred) Frederiksen and Steve Dunn from Nissan Motor Company headed down to Wight’s Nissan to personally congratulate Ashlee. Fred and Steve spent some time with her Service Manager and Workshop Foreman who both commented on how well Ashlee is going, and that she has a bright future ahead. Ashlee then joined Fred and Steve for lunch, as we spoke about Nissan, NISSMAP and her future career. Ashlee is aiming at becoming a Nissan Master Technician which is fantastic to hear.

Originally published by Nissan Learning Academy, 2016.
Want to find out about how you can become involved in NISSMAP as an apprentice or an employer? Call Mark on 1300 656 461.


 

Apprentices from @MBMelbourne headed off on #International Scholarship to extend their training #USA

Two apprentices at Mercedes-Benz Melbourne headed off on an International Scholarship to extend their training in the USA this week. Mattin Nguyen, 23, and John Galvez, 22, are each working toward a Certificate III in light vehicle mechanical technology. They arrived in California where they were met by Garth Blumenthal, General Manager Fletcher Jones Mercedes-Benz.

The scholarship, presented by the Honorable Steve Herbert, Victoria’s Minister for Training and Skills, was awarded through the Skilling Australia Foundation and made possible with the support of the Perpetual Foundation of the Kingston Sedgfield Charitable Trust.

“For both scholarship recipients – this is will be a life-changing experience that will expose them to skills and work practices on another continent” said Skilling Australia Chairman Frederick Maddern OBE.

After finishing high school, John Galvez decided that earning a trade qualification was the best way to secure his future. He had always been interested in automobiles, and enjoyed helping friends and family with car repair and diagnostic work.

“After I finished school I was job-hunting for around a year. It was kind of hard finding an apprenticeship due to not many people hiring apprentices at that time,” John said.

Once he landed the apprenticeship with Mercedes-Benz Melbourne, John began learning new skills at a rapid pace. “I had a whole new list of responsibilities that I had not had before,” he recalled. “When I first started my apprenticeship I was nervous, but the staff members made it easy to adapt to a new environment.”

Now in his fourth year of the apprenticeship, John has found that one of the most important tools for success is “to be hard-working, and to always want to be better.”

Mattin is a third-year apprentice who grew up working on cars with his brother. He has always had a passion for automotive mechanics and knew he wanted to pursue a career in the trade.

“I didn’t have the right resources and there was a lack of information, until I found WPC, who really helped me find my pathway,” Mattin said. “They helped me out with great support and insightful advice about different career aspects.”

Mattin feels confident about his career going forward. “I feel like I’m heading towards the right career pathway,” he said, adding, “I still feel as though there is more room to grow and achieve more goals after completing my apprenticeship.” For others considering apprenticeship or starting out in their careers, John and Mattin have similar advice. The most important thing, according to John, is to “start—and finish—training in a trade or career that you enjoy doing.”

For more information on Scholarship opportunities, or to support Skilling Australia contact the foundation Manager, Julia Pannan.

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NISSMAP Apprentice wins Kangan Institute Apprentice of the Year award

June 10, 2016

NISSMAP female apprentice Ashlee Poole has been awarded the prestigious title of Kangan Institute’s Apprentice of the Year.

Ashlee who works at Wight’s Nissan at Traralgon in Victoria has shown categorically, that there is a very valued place in the automotive industry for female apprentices and technicians.

Ashlee currently attends her NISSMAP block release training at the state of the art facility in Melbourne’s Docklands, known as the Automotive Centre of Excellence. Her factory trained NISSMAP teacher George Orfanidis was delighted with Ashlee’s award saying that “she really goes above and beyond both at work and at TAFE”.

Shortly after the announcement was made public, Anthony (Fred) Frederiksen and Steve Dunn from Nissan Motor Company headed down to Wight’s Nissan to personally congratulate Ashlee. Fred and Steve spent some time with her Service Manager and Workshop Foreman who both commented on how well Ashlee is going, and that she has a bright future ahead. Ashlee then joined Fred and Steve for lunch, as we spoke about Nissan, NISSMAP and her future career. Ashlee is aiming at becoming a Nissan Master Technician which is fantastic to hear.

 


Originally published by: Nissan Learning Academy, April 2016
- See more at: http://www.aceauto.com.au/nissmap-apprentice-wins-kangan-institute-apprentice-of-the-year-award/

 

 

NISSMAP female apprentice Ashlee Poole has been awarded the prestigious title of Kangan Institute’s Apprentice of the Year.

Ashlee who works at Wight’s Nissan at Traralgon in Victoria has shown categorically, that there is a very valued place in the automotive industry for female apprentices and technicians.

Ashlee currently attends her NISSMAP block release training at the state of the art facility in Melbourne’s Docklands, known as the Automotive Centre of Excellence. Her factory trained NISSMAP teacher George Orfanidis was delighted with Ashlee’s award saying that “she really goes above and beyond both at work and at TAFE”.

Shortly after the announcement was made public, Anthony (Fred) Frederiksen and Steve Dunn from Nissan Motor Company headed down to Wight’s Nissan to personally congratulate Ashlee. Fred and Steve spent some time with her Service Manager and Workshop Foreman who both commented on how well Ashlee is going, and that she has a bright future ahead. Ashlee then joined Fred and Steve for lunch, as we spoke about Nissan, NISSMAP and her future career. Ashlee is aiming at becoming a Nissan Master Technician which is fantastic to hear.

From everyone at Nissan and NISSMAP CONGRTAULATIONS ASHLEE!!

Originally published by: Nissan Learning Academy, April 2016

- See more at: http://www.aceauto.com.au/nissmap-apprentice-wins-kangan-institute-apprentice-of-the-year-award/#sthash.n5z75Kox.dpuf

NISSMAP female apprentice Ashlee Poole has been awarded the prestigious title of Kangan Institute’s Apprentice of the Year.

Ashlee who works at Wight’s Nissan at Traralgon in Victoria has shown categorically, that there is a very valued place in the automotive industry for female apprentices and technicians.

Ashlee currently attends her NISSMAP block release training at the state of the art facility in Melbourne’s Docklands, known as the Automotive Centre of Excellence. Her factory trained NISSMAP teacher George Orfanidis was delighted with Ashlee’s award saying that “she really goes above and beyond both at work and at TAFE”.

Shortly after the announcement was made public, Anthony (Fred) Frederiksen and Steve Dunn from Nissan Motor Company headed down to Wight’s Nissan to personally congratulate Ashlee. Fred and Steve spent some time with her Service Manager and Workshop Foreman who both commented on how well Ashlee is going, and that she has a bright future ahead. Ashlee then joined Fred and Steve for lunch, as we spoke about Nissan, NISSMAP and her future career. Ashlee is aiming at becoming a Nissan Master Technician which is fantastic to hear.

From everyone at Nissan and NISSMAP CONGRTAULATIONS ASHLEE!!

Originally published by: Nissan Learning Academy, April 2016

- See more at: http://www.aceauto.com.au/nissmap-apprentice-wins-kangan-institute-apprentice-of-the-year-award/#sthash.n5z75Kox.dpuf

NISSMAP Apprentice wins Kangan Institute Apprentice of the Year award.

- See more at: http://www.aceauto.com.au/nissmap-apprentice-wins-kangan-institute-apprentice-of-the-year-award/#sthash.n5z75Kox.dpuf
   

Emanuel, Pursuing a Passion #skills #apprenticeship

Emanuel Mangos was in his second year at university studying for an engineering degree when he decided to switch paths. His parents were a little surprised at first when he announced that he wanted to pursue an automotive apprenticeship at Porsche Centre Sydney South.
Emanuel has always loved working on cars, which he often did with his dad on weekends. He has fond memories of rebuilding a “small block 350 chev in his dad’s boat”
For Emanuel, the fascination with automobiles was more than a weekend hobby. It was something he wanted to do all the time.
“When the opportunity arose to go to uni, it looked like the better path at the time,” Emanuel said. But once there, Emanuel realized he wasn’t following his true passion. Even thought the career change was surprising at first, Emanuel’s parents have been supportive of his decision.
“With the automotive apprenticeship at Porsche, the hours are long but it’s worth it,” said Emanuel. “I’m learning how to be proactive and have a can-do attitude, and also how to work with a sense of urgency.”
The hands-on nature of the work means Emanuel is learning new skills and honing them every day, all while working in a field his is passionate about and meeting new people.
“Now that I’ve started the apprenticeship, I feel a big sense of potential, both here with Porsche and for the future in general.”
Emanuel’s advice to anyone choosing a career or considering an apprenticeship is simple and sound: “Choose something you enjoy.”

   

For Ken, Hands-on Learning is Even Better than Uni #Apprenticeship #skills  

When Ken Hoang finished high school, he started a university degree in mechanical engineering. To Ken’s parents, it made sense that university was the best path to a successful career. But for Ken, uni didn’t feel quite right.
Two years into his program, Ken was ready for something more hands-on. He decided to leave the classroom and chase a passion instead. He pursued and quickly landed an apprenticeship at Porsche, Sydney.
“I had always enjoyed working on my own car, just doing basic servicing, but I wanted to learn more.” Ken liked the idea of learning by doing, rather than seated behind a desk in a classroom.
Once he had made up his mind to find an apprenticeship, Ken said the whole process took only three or four days. Ken’s parents were hesitant at first, believing that university was a more sure-fire path to success.
“But now that they see how happy I am in the apprenticeship, they are completely supportive,” Ken said.
“While I was at uni, I was also working at a telemarketing company,” Ken said. “Now I’m earning about the same amount of money, but I’m doing it while I’m studying. The difference is, the apprenticeship is much more exciting. I jump straight on tools when I get to work. I love learning on the job and building confidence in my abilities day by day.”
Ken enthusiastically recommends apprenticeship to anyone who wants to jump into doing what they’re passionate about. “It’s a good option—even better than university. I see a lot of potential in my career now. I’m enjoying the job, and looking forward to the future.”

   

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Trade Support Loans

Trade Support Loans are loans paid in instalments totalling up to $20,000, over the life of the apprenticeship. These loans help Australian Apprentices with everyday costs while they complete their apprenticeship.

The Programme started on 21 July 2014.

Trade Support Loans are available to Australian Apprentices undertaking a certificate III or IV level qualification leading to certain priority trade occupations that currently appear on the National Skills Needs List as well as a number of agriculture and horticulture qualifications at the certificate II, III and IV levels. For more information on eligible qualifications, please refer to the Trade Support Loans Priority List Fact Sheet.

Further information
For more information on eligibility and applying under the Trade Support Loans Programme, contact your Australian Apprenticeship Support Network (Apprenticeship Network) provider; call the Australian Apprenticeships referral line on 13 38 73; or visit the Australian Apprenticeships website at www.australianapprenticeships.gov.au

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