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Holden and TAFE SA team up to support auto careers

Jun 05, 2015

Holden donated two ex-company cars and a selection of panels to TAFE SA to enable automotive students to get hands on experience as part of their training.Holden donation to TAFE SA

Students at TAFE SA’s Regency and Elizabeth campuses will use the cars and panels to practice skills in areas such as body repair, mechanical technology, and vehicle maintenance.

TAFE SA Director of Mining, Engineering, Transport, Building and Construction, Alison Roberts, said that the donation was important as it provides the latest technology for the students to work on during their training at the TAFE SA campuses. 

“This exposure reinforces the skills that are transferable to the work place and allows the students to be job ready,” Ms Roberts said.

Holden Corporate Affairs Manager Sophie Milic said that Holden was happy to be able to help TAFE SA offer quality training in a field that had good job outcomes. 

“TAFE SA runs a great automotive program here in the northern suburbs, and we know the more hands-on experience the students can get, the more attractive they are to employers,” Ms Milic said. 

“We’re really pleased that some of our ex-company cars can go to a good use and help train many students in the automotive field, and help them to forge great careers in the industry.”

Applications for Semester 2 are now open. Find out more information about Automotive courses at TAFE SA.

Photo caption:

Front L-R: Alison Roberts, Director Mining, Engineering and Transport and Building and Construction; Joe Leonello, Automotive apprentice student; Sophie Milic, Corporate Affairs Manager SA/WA, GM Holden

Back L-R: Steve Eiffe, Automotive Lecturer; Peter Bernhardt, Automotive Lecturer