HVIA renews commitment to Glenala Trades and Skills Centre

HVIA has renewed its commitment to support heavy vehicle training undertaken by the Glenala Trade Skills Centre (TSC). 

HVIA Chief Executive Todd Hacking met with Glenala State High School Principal, Ms Anne Lawson, last week to sign a new three-year Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the two organisations.

“The MOU formally outlines our spirit of cooperation that will continue to deliver successful training, work experience and employment outcomes for students undertaking heavy vehicle training at Glenala” Mr Hacking said. 

School Principal Anne Lawson said Glenala is very thankful for the partnership signed between the school and HVIA.

“Through this association, our students have been provided with various work experience opportunities to enhance their learning at the Trade Skills Centre,” Ms Lawson said

“They have benefited from tours organised by the industry along with free entry and transport to the Brisbane Truck Shows.”

“Glenala Trade Skills Centre is well situated amongst the heavy vehicle industry corridor and it is our hope that the graduating students will be able secure employment in this industry.”

“HVIA has been helpful during the planning of the Trade Centre and continue to support us with equipment acquisition, learning and resources development.”

The TSC officially opened in June 2016 and now has its third cohort of Year 11 and 12 students undertaking a Certificate 2 in Automotive Vocational Preparation (Heavy Vehicle Stream). 

Students work through a mix of theoretical and practical units to provide them with basic automotive skills.  

To enhance their formal training, students also undertake consistent work experience with the heavy vehicle industry situated near the school in Brisbane’s south-west. 

“This is a significant development for our members who will be the beneficiaries of employing ‘work ready’ school leavers looking to enter the heavy vehicle industry in an automotive trade,” Mr Hacking said.

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