IVECO have come on board to help support young people wishing to learn about a heavy vehicle trade by partnering up with a Brisbane school.
The Rocklea dealership, has teamed up with Glenala State High School in Inala to provide support to their year 12 students who will be completing a Certificate 2 in Automotive Vocational Preparation (heavy vehicle stream) in their new state-of-the-art trade centre.
They have donated a second hand Iveco Eurocargo to the school, which will allow the next wave of commercial vehicle mechanics to put into practice the skills they will be learning about.
Dealer principal David Lowe said their contribution would help students learn necessary skills which will assist them when it comes time to look for a job.
"We are extremely happy to be supporting the school and their trade centre," Mr Lowe said.
"It is important to help the school and focus on giving these kids the skills they need at a young age, because they are at that age where they do really want to learn.
"In turn, it will also help boost the automotive trade."
Heavy Vehicle Industry Australia (HVIA) CEO Brett Wright has signed a Memorandum of Understanding which formally establishes a commitment between the two organisations to work co-operatively for the next three years to achieve successful training, work experience and employment outcomes for the students who undertake the heavy vehicle training at the trade centre.
Glenala State High School principal Anne Lawson said she was thankful for the support which has been extended to the school.
"We are thrilled with the partnerships which have been offered from various industry supporters," she said.
Construction of the new trade centre is currently under way.
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