The Motor Trades Association of Queensland (MTA Queensland) has launched the first round of the VET Trainer scholarship program for 2022.
Developed with the aim of helping to address the skills shortage across the automotive industry in Queensland, the VET Trainer Scholarship will award two aspiring trainers the opportunity to undertake a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (TAE40116) course, valued at $2500.
Each round, one female and one male candidate will be extended the chance to complete the course fully funded, where they will learn skills to develop and deliver training in the Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector.
MTA Institute general manager Paul Kulpa said, “We have seen strong interest in the industry from those looking to upskill and begin their journey as automotive trainers.
“MTA Queensland is committed to progressing the careers of those within the industry and ensuring that we have skilled and experienced trainers teaching and inspiring the next generation. Last year saw our program double and we hope to continue delivering these opportunities in the future.”
The scholarship is open to all Queensland-based, trade-qualified automotive professionals who possess at least five years post-apprenticeship experience in any of the following automotive areas – Light Vehicle, Heavy Vehicle, Auto Electrical, Motorcycle, Mobile Plant, Agricultural, Parts Interpreting, Outdoor Power Equipment, Automotive Body Repair and Refinishing, and Underbody.
The scholarship is now open, with applications closing COB March 1, 2022. To check eligibility criteria, and to nominate for the scholarship, click here.