Kangan Institute’s partnership with Renault Australia is achieving great results, with our first batch of apprentices recently graduating from the nationwide training program!
Well done to the seven apprentices – Dennis Townsend, Russel Elphick, Charles Power, Cameron McEwan, Luke Curnow, Joshua Cook and Joshua Robertson – who received their well-deserved certificates at the special ceremony held on 24 November.
These apprentices represented the first class to graduate from Renault’s apprenticeship programme since the opening of the Renault Academy in 2015, which is run in partnership with Kangan Institute’s Automotive Centre of Excellence (ACE).
The gala event also saw Luke Curnow of Col Crawford Renault, New South Wales taking out the coveted 2016 Renault Apprentice of the Year Award.
“We’d like to congratulate our graduating apprentices who are now poised to take on bright careers at Renault Australia,” said Phill Murphy, Kangan Institute’s executive director of studies for automotive, construction and industrial.
“Kangan Institute is pleased to be a partner in this innovative apprenticeship program that improves employer productivity while providing students with genuine career pathways.”
“Renault Australia is proud to see the apprentices graduate and congratulates them all,” said Justin Hocevar, Renault Australia’s Managing Director.
“We are grateful to have such a capable group of new technicians entering the workforce in the Renault family.”
Over the course of the programme, apprentices have benefitted from extensive product training and full-time employment within an authorised Renault dealership, providing them with a comprehensive and challenging learning environment.
All apprentices graduate with formal qualifications: Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology, Certificate II in Automotive Air Conditioning Technology as well as internationally recognised Advanced Renault Technician (ART) status.
For the awards, along with Luke Curnow, Joshua Robertson of Unley Renault in South Australia was runner-up while third place was accepted by Cameron McEwen of Regents Renault in Western Australia.