WPC Group wishes to congratulate automotive light vehicle apprentice Harrison Newton for being awarded the prestigious Chris Ingram Educational Scholarship! Harrison works at Mercedes-Benz Brisbane, Queensland’s largest Mercedes-Benz dealer and a member of the LSH Auto Australia’s network of outlets. The Chris Ingram Educational Scholarship is awarded to an apprentice who shows academic excellence throughout their studies, and adjudged as adaptable, resilient and demonstrating leadership in the workplace. The Scholarship is awarded annually to aid a young apprentice to reach their full potential. The Scholarship will provide Harrison with a $3,000 allowance to purchase all important trade tools and equipment. Additionally, Harrison will receive access to specialised public… [Read More]
WPC Group wishes to congratulate automotive light vehicle apprentice Nathan Mittermaier and automotive panel apprentice David Ung, for being awarded the prestigious Kim T Wyman Scholarship for Skills Excellence! Nathan and David work at Mercedes-Benz Melbourne, a member of the LSH Auto Australia’s network of outlets. The Kim T Wyman Scholarship for Skills Excellence is awarded to an apprentice who shows academic excellence throughout their studies, and adjudged as adaptable, resilient and demonstrating leadership in the workplace. The Scholarship is awarded annually to aid apprentice’s to reach their full potential. The Scholarships will provide both Nathan and David with a… [Read More]
By Hilary Harper on Life Matters 12 months ago it looked like we’d be in recession for years. Now, economists say the job market is surging with 250,000 vacancies across multiple industries. But if you were made redundant last year or you’re after a career shift, how can you land yourself a job that’s meaningful, secure and as future-proof as possible? In a Life Matters special, we ask a team of experts their tips on succeeding in the post-pandemic workforce. Guests:Professor Phil Lewis, Director of the Centre for Labour Market Research at the University of CanberraNicholas Wyman, CEO of The… [Read More]
Katharine Knapman – AEN Awards Trainee of the year Inspiration Award: Women in Trades GAN International Apprenticeship Scholarship On the March 11th 2021, WPC Group Arboriculture trainee Katharine Knapman took out three awards at the catch-up dinner for the 2020 Apprenticeship Employment Network (AEN) awards – the GAN Australia International Apprentice Scholarship, Inspiration Award: Women in Trades and Trainee of the Year. The AEN Awards celebrate the achievements of apprentices, trainees and group training organisations in Victoria annually and this year they did not disappoint. Starting her traineeship with Maroondah City Council in 2019, Katharine turned her passion for nature… [Read More]
ABC Political Reporter Jade Macmillan interviews Emely Goncalves, hosted at Costa Group, about the success of her Traineeship throughout COVID-19 thanks to her mentors. Emely’s full story is featured in the Apprenticeships for Growth Report. Download the report.
More than 200,000 jobs remain vacant in Australia due to a lack of skills, according to a report from the nation’s leading training group. “They’ve got skills, but they’re not the skills employers are looking for,” WPC Group CEO Andrew Sezonov said. “So we’ve got people without jobs and jobs without people. “That’s what we call the skills mismatch.” The report, which was prepared for Treasurer Josh Frydenberg on the eve of the federal budget, has been obtained exclusively by 9News and provides a roadmap for jobs growth in the short term and once the COVID-19 crisis ends. Entitled “Apprenticeships… [Read More]