The Victorian Automobile Chamber of Commerce (VACC) Automotive Apprentice Program held their awards evening on Wednesday, 11 April at the Pullman Albert Park Convention Centre. Over 125 apprentices graduated with certificates, including 12 Box Hill Institute apprentices.
Former Box Hill Institute Apprentice Jeremy Shaw took out the VACC Outstanding Apprentice Award 2018. Jeremy was employed under the VACC Auto Apprenticeship Scheme and currently works at Ferntree Gully Holden.
Jeremy said, “I was very lucky to land a placement at such a supportive workplace. Throughout my apprenticeship, I was given many opportunities to carry out a variety of tasks on the vehicles. These not only included purely mechanical and servicing tasks, but also electrical and diagnostic work. I feel very honoured to be the recipient Outstanding Apprentice Award. ”
Box Hill Institute Manager of Automotive and Defence, Michael Cope said, “Jeremy was a great student. He attended our 2017 Open Day to help promote automotive training and he is an excellent ambassador for us.”
The VACC is an automotive industry employer association that protects and promotes the interests of its members through advocacy initiatives and the provision of automotive industry products and services.
Its Auto Apprenticeship Scheme provides support and pathways into the automotive industry by employing over 500 apprentices and trainees. Successful candidates are placed with suitable host employers for on the job training, and VACC provide candidates with ongoing support throughout their training period through mentoring, coaching, engaging with business owners and staff.
The VACC Automotive Apprentice Program awards evening was attended by Box Hill Institute CEO Norman Gray and Box Hill Institute Manager Automotive and Defence, Michael Cope.