A new course for aspiring mechanics, designed to act as a potential pathway to an apprenticeship, has been welcomed by a local industry veteran, who believes it could help to fill the crippling skills gap in regional areas.
In a pool of 49 truck drivers at Ipswich City Council, Belinda Janson is currently the only female, but the council is looking to change that. A new employment program aims to bring more female recruits into the council’s truck driving roles.
A pilot program that began in early 2020 is paving the way for unemployed youth to begin a career in the transport and logistics industry.
Road Trains of Australia (RTA) Pty Ltd is the largest privately owned livestock transporter in Australia and services the top half of Australia with its fleet of Kenworth, Western Star and Mack Titan Trucks hauling along most regional and remote roads.