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New scholarships announced for automotive tradies in Queensland

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The Motor Trades Association of Queensland and MTA Institute (RTO 31529) have announced they will be awarding two full scholarships per year for trade-qualified automotive employees.

The MTA Queensland VET Scholarship will award the recipients with a fully funded Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (TAE40116), which will allow the participant to progress their career into automotive training.

To be eligible, the recipient must be a Queensland resident, have completed a minimum of five years post apprenticeship automotive industry experience and have completed a trade in the following automotive areas – Light Vehicle, Heavy Vehicle, Auto Electrical, Motorcycle, Mobile Plant, Agricultural, Parts Interpreting, Outdoor Power Equipment, Automotive Body Repair & Refinishing and Underbody.

MTA Institute General Manager Paul Kulpa, has launched the scholarships due to an identified skills shortage in automotive, which has led to an increase in demand for experienced automotive trainers.

“The automotive industry is suffering a massive shortage in skilled trainers, who are needed to educate our future automotive professionals,” Kulpa said.

“The MTA Institute supports career advancement for automotive employees and the launch of this scholarship shows our commitment to progressing the careers of those within the automotive industry, while also addressing the larger skills shortage issue.”

The scholarship is open now and applications close March 1, 2021.

To check eligibility criteria or to apply for the scholarship, view here.

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