NEW AGE AUTOMOTIVE SKILLS TRAINING PROGRAM
WINS NATIONAL AWARD
NISSMAP, an innovative automotive skills partnership
program was announced as the winner of the 2016
Australian Training Awards “Australian Apprenticeships
Employer Award” (November 17, 2016) in Darwin.
The Nissan Mentored Apprenticeship Program (NISSMAP) is a partnership between WPC Group and Nissan Australia that places Automotive Apprentices throughout Australia. WPC Group General Manager, Andrew Sezonov said “We are delighted with the recognition and spotlight on advancing the cause of skill based education through mentored apprenticeships.”
The NISSMAP program offers a competency-based accelerated apprenticeship qualification which can be completed in 2.8 years (most automotive apprenticeships are completed in four years), and is delivered in state-of-the-art TAFE facilities across the country, in conjunction with the Nissan Learning Academy.
Before commencing training, NISSMAP apprentices are matched with a dedicated one-on-one mentor from WPC Group. With deep industry experience and counselling skills, these mentors have made the difference between success and failure for both the apprentices and the Nissan dealer network. The Australian Training Awards Judging panel based their decision on factors such as leadership in vocational education and collaboration with stakeholders.