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The ISMAA will be managed by the Department of
Education and Training. The initiative aims to
increase apprentice retention rates, particularly in
the first two years of training, and improve
completion rates and support the supply of skilled
workers in specific industries.
The program will provide highly skilled industry
mentors to assist apprentices and trainees, who
may experience barriers to completing their
training, by guiding them through issues and
providing face-to-face support.
The Motor Trades Association of Queensland (MTA
Queensland) says it has been delighted to
announce its selection as an ISMAA Provider for
the automotive industry following an extensive
Automotive apprentices in Queensland will be
supported by highly experienced mentors who are
able to assist apprentices by:
• providing support in the development of
• supporting off-the-job learning needs;
• providing career and pathway advice related to
the automotive industry;
• providing motivation and confidence building
to help achieve potential and build resilience;
• being a positive role model to help encourage
independence, self-reliance and assistance
with resolving issues that could pose a threat
to the completion of the training; and
• providing support and advice to apprentices
during periods of personal difficulty.
MTA Queensland also has a dedicated webpage
for the mentor program which outlines additional
links to resources that are useful to employers and
apprentices. It says its mentors will support
mental health problems and provide a process to
assist in dealing with issues and seeking help.
Mentoring is available for free to any Australian
automotive apprentice or trainee in the first two
years of their training.
“We are really excited to be delivering this
extremely important mentoring program to
automotive apprentices and it is integral to the
future workforce of the automotive industry. We
are also committed to ensuring employers are fully
connected to the program to provide positive
outcomes for the student, employer and industry,”
MTA Queensland Group CEO, Dr Brett Dale, said.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to enquire or sign-up.
MTA QUEENSLAND ANNOUNCED AS AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY
MENTOR FOR APPRENTICES
In the 2017-2018 Federal Budget, the Australian Government announced the Industry
Specialist Mentoring for Australian Apprentices program (ISMAA)
Ryco Group says it has further strengthened its
position as a high-quality supplier with an
unrivalled level of brand management, technical
and marketing support across an ever-expanding
range of products and key brand lines.
As part of GUD Automotive, Ryco acquired the IM
Group in 2017, a company which manages and
distributes leading brands including Goss fuel
pumps, coils, sensors, RAE ignition, sensors and
injectronics and provides solutions in transport
electronics, MAP-Mechatronic Auto Parts and DAT
Diagnostic Auto Tech Equipment to the
automotive and transport industry.
A further acquisition late in 2017 brought the
well-known and respected AA Gaskets company
into the Ryco Group, formerly GUD Automotive.
AA Gaskets, including NZ Gaskets, is the leading
specialist automotive gasket manufacturer,
importer and wholesaler producing proprietary
brands such as Permaseal, Permaseal MLS-R and
Crossfire for supply to engine rebuilders,
automotive resellers and mechanical workshops
throughout Australia and New Zealand.
AA Gaskets is positioned as the premium quality
supplier of individual gaskets, gasket sets and
engine sealing compounds and is led by
experienced automotive aftermarket specialist,
Jim Conway as General Manager.
Late in the year, GUD Automotive became RYCO
Group, headed up by Chief Executive Officer Guy
Nicholls, incorporating Ryco Filters, IM Group
and AA Gaskets Pty Ltd – Australia and New
“As part of the Ryco market strategy there will be
a continuing development of each range within
the group with new products added to each
market segment as we further consolidate our
market leading position,” Guy said.
For more information, visit www.gud.com.au
2017 SIGNED OFF A BIG YEAR FOR THE RYCO GROUP
Ryco Group has enjoyed a year of rapid
development in 2017
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