Case Study – Motor Trades Association

A collaboration with the Motor Trades Association (MTA) for the Northern Territory was formed as a result of a proactive move by the peak body to tackle the critical skills shortage affecting the multi billion-dollar industry.

The MTA (NT) approached this skills shortage through an Indigenous Employment Program that comprised of multiple collaborations aimed at gaining training and work outcomes for some of the most disadvantaged individuals across the state.

In conjunction with the Department of Correctional Services, the Centre for Appropriate Technology and Charles Darwin University, a strategy was formed to develop skills in automotive trades while significantly improving the employability of prisoners post sentence. This strategy was based in part on figures showing that previous prison based, skills building projects significantly decreased the rate of repeat incarceration from 50% to just 18%.

Utilising a unique blend of training, language, literacy and numeracy support, work experience, employability skills building, and workplace support, STEPS have helped to guide students through Automotive Vocational Preparation qualifications in readiness for employment in the automotive industry.

Our work with the MTA (NT) is an example of our innovative approach to training design and our passion for employment outcome focused training. It is in collaborative projects such as this that great outcomes for industry can be achieved along with positive social and economic benefits to the local community.

We believe that by addressing the needs of our customers we can positively contribute to the social and economic future of a community as a whole. Ask us how our customised training solutions can help you.

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