Transport Women Australia Limited (TWAL) and Daimler Truck and Bus Australia Pacific have announced the winners of the 2021 Driving the Difference scholarships.
Collie TAFE in WA will receive $670,000 in government funding to purchase its own heavy vehicle simulator, as part of a new $25 million funding initiative to help get people into industries with high demand.
The winners of the Heavy Vehicle Industry Australia (HVIA) National Apprentice of the Year prizes have been announced at a special gala awards breakfast in Brisbane today.
UNIQ You officially launched in Queensland on Tuesday, with advisors from thirteen corporate partners across Australia providing their time and industry insights to grade 9 to 12 high school girls from 30 schools via personalised one-on-one video calls.
The Transport Women Australia Limited Creating Connections mentoring programme has been operating since March 2020 with numerous pairings of mentors and mentees.
TAFE Queensland automotive and heavy vehicle apprentices have done the state proud, taking home a selection of gold, silver and bronze medals at the WorldSkills National Championships announced late last week. Read more
For many trying to get into the industry, it’s the same old story: How do I gain experience if no one will give me a chance?
Enthusiastic driver Sid Mansfield would recommend a career as a truck driver to any young person, despite the additional challenges that have come about in the Covid-19 era.
Better late than never: that seems to be the consensus from industry to the news that we may finally be getting a formal apprenticeship pathway for new heavy vehicle drivers.
The National Road Transport Association (NatRoad) has gotten behind calls for a national truckie apprenticeship program, saying it would partially relieve the chronic shortage of drivers nationwide.