Warrnambool Automotive Industry Committee IPP. Peter Bollard – Careers Counsellor – Warrnambool College – 2007 IPP
Warrnambool Automotive Industry Committee IPP. • Increase students and teachers understanding of the career opportunities in the Warrnambool Automotive industry. • Assist in developing a plan redressing the skill shortage in the Automotive industry. • Examine our own school technology curriculum in light of the IPP – specifically incorporating skill sets in demand by employers.
Skills Shortage: • Industry not attracting students with the right skill sets in terms of ability, problem solving skills, work ethic, learning skills to be successful in this industry. • Typically costs the Employer $40,000 pa to train an Apprentice.
Skills Shortage: • Employers experiencing difficulty in selecting suitable students and lack an understanding of the “Y” generation in terms of work flexibility and employer expectations. • Solution: Establishment of the WAIC in 2006 to act as a forum to discuss these issues and propose solutions.
A Vibrant Industry Warrnambool automotive industry Annual turnover - $14M
IPP Project - Details • Learn about the challenges faced by the Automotive Industry in recruiting the most suitable young people. • Learn about the skills set required in a digital era automotive service centre. • Develop a plan or response to these challenges.
What is the Industry looking for? • Able to demonstrate a genuine interest in an Automotive career. • Work Experience. • Automotive Hobbies. • School Based Apprenticeship. • Ambition to succeed. • Understanding of career pathways within the Automotive industry.
What is the Industry looking for? • Ability to learn new skills quickly. • Ability to communicate effectively with fellow workers and customers – • Written, verbal. • Ability to use digital technology. • Ability to problem solve.
Warrnambool Automotive Industry - Profiles • New Apprentice • 3 Months • Demonstrated interest via Motorcycle side-car champion • Experienced problems at school • Trained Auto-electrician. • Currently third year automotive apprentice. • Using technology in fault finding • School Based Apprentice • Working 2 Days per week • Westvic Group Training, Apprentice of the Year
Warrnambool Automotive Industry – Profiles • Over 10 Years Experience - Suspension specialist • Completed Pre App at TAFE • Super Bikes Team Mechanic • Motorcross Racing Team Mechanic
Automotive Industry – Multi skilling • You cannot rely on computer technology to solve all your problems • Being an auto electrician and mechanic is an obvious skill set in the digital workshop.
Automotive Industry loosing Experience it cannot replace ! • Experienced new vehicle technician moved to TAFE as Automotive teacher. • Many are moving to WA mining industry boom earning $100,000 pa.
Promoting Automotive Career Pathways in Warrnambool • Target Interested students at Year 8 via Industry visits. • Brauer College. • Emmanuel College. • Warrnambool College.
Promoting Automotive Career Pathways in Warrnambool • Create an Industry visit planning Document for Automotive Industry Principals / Managers. • Objective – create confidence in running visits and consistency.
Promoting Automotive Career Pathways in Warrnambool Create industry visit checklist for students covering: • Business background / size • Skill shortages • Employer expectations • Career pathways • How to get an Apprenticeship • Follow up Interview
Automotive Industry Open Day 2008 • Students / Parents who would like to follow up the visit will be offered an Interview and personal tour with a Principal at the industry Open day in 2008.
Teachers - Career Pathway Orientation • VCAL Teachers targeted to participate in the Industry visits • Literacy • Numeracy • Work Related Skills
Warrnambool Automotive Industry • Water pump – I fixed this ?
Warrnambool Automotive Industry – Jobs for the day I put this one together – still going!