AMCAP donates 45K of goods to TAFE
The South Metropolitan College of TAFE (formerly Polytechnic Carlisle TAFE) is the premier learning centre in Perth for automotive apprenticeships. The Carlisle campus provides theoretical and practical technical knowledge to local school children, pre-apprentices and they also run a diploma program for international students resulting in high quality automotive graduates.
AMCAP has been a supporter of the TAFE for many years and more recently donated obsolete stock valued at around 45K. This new initiative will provide regular donations of unwanted stock to help students develop their practical skills on a daily basis in the various campus workshops.
Speaking from the campus’ state-of-the-art facilities, Michael White, Senior Technical Officer said “Whilst we tend to buy used cars at auctions for practical learning, we still rely heavily on donations from industry to train students on all automotive makes and models. AMCAP’s recent donation of a range of car panels will greatly assist our students studying body repair and refinishing techniques.”
The impressive array of on-site facilities allow students to not only hone their skills on donated or vehicles purchased by the TAFE at auction, they also have the opportunity to work on repairing their own vehicles as key projects within the program.
AMCAP’s Neil Thomson, Client Services and Division Manager for Subaru Parts WA, was thrilled to revisit the campus having previously studied Auto Electrics some years ago. “The facilities have been substantially upgraded over the years and it’s great to see the students have so many pristine modern spaces to work in. They also have the opportunity to learn using the latest technology. At such an early stage of their careers, AMCAP is keen to get to know and support the future business owners in the automotive space.”
Pictured: Students undertaking practical learning