Hundreds of TAFE NSW Dubbo heavy vehicle students will benefit from significantly enhanced learning opportunities after a generous donation from EMS Group.
EMS Group Workshop Manager, Pete Edwards, delivered a Teledyne Rock Breaker, machinery used for mining/quarry operations, to a class full of excited Certificate III Heavy Vehicle apprentices yesterday.
“I grew up in Dubbo, attended TAFE NSW in Dubbo and now I’m the Workshop Manager for EMS Group,” Mr Edwards said. “This was a great opportunity for a local Dubbo business to give back to the community I grew up in.
“We are thrilled to donate the Teledyne Rock Breaker to the TAFE NSW Dubbo heavy vehicle section. The machine will be practically utilised by students to enhance their learning on machinery systems currently operating in both surface plant machinery and underground mining machinery.”
TAFE NSW Heavy Vehicle Head Teacher Paul Chaseling added, “It is great that EMS Group recognises the pivitol role that TAFE NSW plays in training and educating the next generation of skilled mechanics, auto electricians, automotive specialists and other tradespeople that are critical to the mining and civil construction industries.
“Pete is a great example of the real-life and exciting career opportunities that studying at TAFE NSW can provide, and we can’t thank him and EMS Group enough – this support will give our students access to another important piece of machinery to develop and refine their work-ready skills on.”
According to the Australian Government’s Jobs Outlook website, more than 101,000 mechanics are employed each year nationally, with a further 27,000 jobs predicted across the country in the next four years. For more information about the qualifications required to work in this growing industry, visit www.tafensw.edu.au or phone 131 601.