The Australian arms of Volkswagen and ŠKODA have appointed Kangan Institute as partner for the brands’ Modern Training Program for 300 apprentices.
Commencing this year, the Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology training program will be delivered at Kangan Institute’s Automotive Centre of Excellence in Victoria and the Volkswagen Group Australia (which includes ŠKODA) Academy in New South Wales. The training enables apprentices to gain skills towards careers as vehicle technicians, master technicians and more.
Volkswagen Group Australia (VGA) is the nation’s biggest European vehicle importer. VGA’s expansion of training into Victoria is in response to its growing dealer network and increased demand for highly skilled employees.
“Kangan Institute’s Automotive Centre of Excellence is delighted to partner with Volkswagen and ŠKODA as they expand their training program in Victoria,” said Kangan Institute’s interim CEO Phill Murphy.
“Through industry partnerships and strong support from the Victorian Government, Kangan Institute is firmly committed to building Australia’s workforce for today and tomorrow.
“We’re looking forward to working with Volkswagen and ŠKODA to deliver world-class training in line with the emerging needs of the Australian automotive sector.”
Jason Bradshaw, VGA’s Director of Customer Experience and Marketing said that VGA apprentices were recognised as the “most highly trained in the Australian automotive industry”.
“Volkswagen Group makes the world’s most sophisticated affordable vehicles, therefore exceptional aptitude and dedication is demanded from our apprentices who invariably go onto successful careers in the industry. We are proud to partner with the Kangan Institute, which shares our standards of excellence.”