Schools to Industry tour to beat skills shortage

Big-name truck manufacturers host school students in attempt to beat skill shortages

Big-name truck manufacturers are hosting secondary schools in attempt to recruit young people into the commercial vehicle industry.

The Commercial Vehicle Industry Association of Queensland’s (CVIAQ) latest Schools to Industry tour included Mercedes Benz and Scully Trucks, which both outlined the number of options available to young people with an interest in the industry.

Both companies provided information to Brisbane South West District students on the number of trades in the industry, including manufacturing and service, the repairs sector, sales, spare parts and administrative operations.

A statement from the CVIAQ says the manufacturers provided an enjoyable and informative day for the students, proving to be the right mix in explaining to students what the commercial vehicle industry has to offer.

The tour, held on August 26, was the fourth of its kind to be jointly organised by CVIAQ and community partnership group, South West Career Connect.

The Schools to Industry tours aim to inform students of the various apprenticeships, traineeships and work experience programs available as they prepare to leave school and enter the workforce.

The tours were established in response to ongoing skill shortages being experienced by the CVIAQ’s members.

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