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Since 1982, WPC Group has been making it easier for industry to hire and manage apprentices and trainees. We employ and train more than 550 of them through national programs in New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland, Western Australia and the Australian Capital Territory. As a non-profit community enterprise, we’ve become a leader in matching job seekers with sustainable and meaningful jobs in industry.
Through our wide network, we match apprentices in a diverse range of occupations and workplaces with best-fit skilled mentors. These mentors proactively offer advocacy and mediation support to apprentices and employers alike. As visitors to the apprentice’s workplace, our mentors gain insights into the issues and advice on how to handle them. Our service has won us major awards including the 2016 Australian Training Awards – Apprenticeships Employer Award (with Employer Partner Nissan Motor Company Australia), the Victorian Training Awards Employer Award for
Apprenticeship Development (with Partner Mercedes Benz Australia) and several young adults have won individual awards such as the Victorian Apprentice of the Year.
We also have an offshoot organisation, the Skilling Australia Foundation, which we set up in 2012 to help disadvantaged young Australians. These are people who have yet to secure meaningful work or undertake training or education as the stepping-stone towards a career of their. Our non-profit charitable foundation has assisted more than 1,300 people. We’ve done this through our free job-readiness programs, grants to subsidise tuition fees and merit-based scholarships. The foundation is actively equipping young Australians with the skills they need for the 21st Century workforce. It manages the Pathways in Technology at 14 Schools on behalf of the Australian Federal Government.
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
WPC Group Ltd are currently seeking community minded, motivated and career focused individuals for multiple 1st, 2nd and 3rd year apprenticeship opportunities based at Esso worksites. Find out more, and apply for a position.
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
WPC Group Nissan automotive apprentices Dylan Matwijow and Steven Catanzariti are over the moon after placing second and third in the 2017 WorldSkills Australia Competition (Sydney Region) in the Automotive Services category. Dylan Matwijow is part of the Nissan Mentored Apprenticeship Program (NISSMAP) and has been employed with Pennant Hills Nissan for the past 15 months. “Having the opportunity to compete in the WorldSkills Competition and finishing off with a Silver Medal has shown me that with commitment and belief you can achieve and be successful in the automotive industry.” 3rd year apprentice Steven enjoyed the opportunity to apply his
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
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