Forty VET Automotive students from BSSC, Catherine McAuley College and Victory College attended a Victorian Automotive Chamber of Commerce (VACC) presentation in the BSSC Technology classrooms on Wednesday.

Andrew Hitch, VACC Field Manager, explained to students how VACC had researched what owners of car service centres and mechanics businesses were looking for in potential apprentices. “We have put together a package so students know how to set themselves up to get into the automotive industry.”

Students have two pathways in selecting their automotive apprenticeship—either through a local mechanic or through VACC. The benefits of being with VACC are that there is a ‘body’ who can be approached if unexpected problems develop.

The VACC has placed more than 500 automotive apprentices with host employers in the industry through its group apprenticeship scheme.