Course encourages women to consider joining automotive industry Coffs Coast Coffs Coast - popup ad by News Of The Area - Modern Media - November 13, 2023 ACCORDING to recent studies, women represent approximately just 20 percent of the automotive industry. “Now, more than ever, businesses will need to turn their attention to growing their talent pool. “COVID-19 has made an existing skills shortage even worse,” Dr Imogen Reid, Lead Strategy and Policy Industry Divisions Manager of Women in Automotive/VACC said. Advertise with News of The Area today. It’s worth it for your business. Message us. Phone us – (02) 4981 8882. Email us – email@example.com “Whilst we see a growing awareness of the positive impact gender diversity can have on a business – in terms of culture and bottom line – the metrics are moving too slowly.” To address these issues Apprenticeship Careers Australia, in conjunction with the NSW Government, are running a program in the Coffs Coast region called Women In Auto. This is a five-day pre-employment training program designed to assist women gain work experience and get a feel for different spaces within the automotive industry. The course commences 29 January 2024 for five days and will consist of TAFE training and work experience. Spaces are limited so contact Bonnie Capell at Apprenticeship Careers on 0437167326 to find out more.