A record number of new trucks are being handed over to operators nationwide and that means more technicians are going to be needed in coming years.
That’s just one of the reasons why engine manufacturer, Cummins, launched their Technical Education for Communities initiative (TEC).
Aimed at providing opportunities to a new generation of Australian heavy vehicle technicians, the TEC now also boasts the support of Daimler Truck and Bus Australia.
The big-selling operation, incorporating Freightliner, Fuso and Mercedes-Benz trucks, will support the initiative by way of donating components for students to learn on, as well providing opportunities such as work experience and even apprenticeships.
With a particular focus on assisting would-be techs from disadvantaged areas, Daimler Truck and Bus president and CEO, Daniel Whitehead, says the business is proud to be involved.
“The Cummins TEC initiative helps bring exciting new talent into our great industry and gives young people opportunities they may not previously had access to,”
“This program is one of the many ways we can help make the transport field a real destination industry and encourage talented young people to consider a field that may not have been on their radar.”
The Cummins TEC isn’t just limited to technician roles, it also offers pathways into roles such as administration, spare parts interpreting, warehousing and more.
Check out more details on the initiative here.
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Image: Daniel Whitehead and Cummins South Pacific managing director and TEC program sponsor, Steph Disher.