MY STORY: CHRIS KRKLINSKI, LSH MERCEDES-BENZ APPRENTICE, SYDNEY Christopher Krklinski, 18, says he was surprised at the amount of paperwork in the automotive industry, which he’s just joined as an apprentice.“It has to be carried out to ensure the customer knows exactly what’s been done to their car. But we do use technology as well to plug into the car’s computer to diagnose any problems,” says Chris.Early in February, he started his apprentices hip at Mercedes-Benz Sydney. Chris completed his HSC at Aquinas College and as part of that obtained a Certificate II in Construction.“Earlier, I had wanted to be… [Read More]
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At home Alex is helping dad fix up a VK Holden Tinkering in the garage with his dad has led to working on luxury cars for one lucky apprentice mechanic. Alex Perri has always watched his dad work on old Holdens and Fords, but when he was in high school, he did not know if he wanted to be a mechanic. So he did a TVET course through TAFE as a school subject to find out. “With TVET, for two years you go half a day a week and it covers subjects you would do as a first-year apprentice in… [Read More]
Yesterday evening, as guests of Skilling Australia Foundation, representatives from WPC Group attended Tourism Training Australia’s annual dinner, held at The Four Seasons Hotel in Sydney. This national industry dinner is regarded as an icon event for Hospitality and Tourism industry leaders to attend. This event was attended by senior Federal and State Government Ministers and representatives. Guests represent hotels, motels, restaurants, registered clubs, airlines, supply organisations, manufacturers, government agencies and others from Australia, the Pacific and Asia. Apprentice Chef John Sipolo, and former Business Trainee Alicia Doolan along with their partners were invited to celebrate their achievements since graduating… [Read More]
This is one of the few times that reading TripAdvisor’s reviews just isn’t going to cut it before a week-long foodie tour of Japan. Think like an apprentice chef who wants cultural immersion and to doorknock top restaurants in Japan then elbow their way into kitchens for a skills session or three. Menu testing behind the scenes, yes! Of course, you’d want to tour of the famed fish market. And no aimless wandering through Kappabashi aka Kitchen Town, a world-renown shopping district for the hospitality industry and chefs. You’d be lost among an array of pottery, knives, plastic food displays… [Read More]
Maybe you’ve never heard of one of the nation’s 2017 True Leaders as listed by the Australian Financial Review, Nicholas Wyman. He’s a behind-the-scenes mover and shaker whose achievements and focus on vocational education is “really powerful”, say the AFR’s judges. Nick is co-founder and CEO of Skilling Australia Foundation, a driver of innovative programs getting young people in emerging careers. The Australian Government Department of Education and Training has engaged Skilling Australia Foundation to assist local stakeholders to work together to implement P-TECH learning programs at all 14 P-TECH pilot sites. P-TECH Australia has been recognised as part… [Read More]