MTA launches Dual Trade Apprenticeships

Apprentices can now double their career prospects in a rapidly evolving automotive industry, following the declaration of two new dual trade apprenticeships by the South Australian Skills Commission.

The new dual trades offered by the Motor Trade Association (MTA) are the first of their kind in Australia, combining either a light or heavy vehicle apprenticeship with an automotive electrical apprenticeship.

With industry sources predicting a step change in automotive technology, including more electric vehicles, the dual trades will equip apprentices with the skills needed to meet the demands of today’s industry and the evolving landscape of next-generation vehicle technologies.

In South Australia, zero and low emission vehicles including hybrids, plug in hybrids and electric vehicles currently account for more than 20 per cent of all new cars sold bringing new customers, challenges and opportunities for businesses.

“The South Australian Skills Commission has worked in partnership with the MTA to formally establish these dual qualifications. It is a great example of how, in partnership with industry, the skills system can develop and respond to specific workforce needs.” said Cameron Baker, SA Skills Commissioner.

The MTA are now seeking expressions of interest for businesses and apprentices on its website.