Encouraging young technicians

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The upcoming Technical and Maintenance Conference in Melbourne is providing workshops with an opportunity to reward and inspire young technicians in the workforce with the Cummins Workshop Scholarship.




Cummins South Pacific are looking for three young service technicians from Australian truck workshops to receive full scholarships to attend the 2014 Paccar & Dealer TMC. The scholarship is being presented for the third time this year and gives young workshop staff the opportunity to attend TMC and meet some of Australia’s most experienced workshop and fleet managers.


Running from October 27 to 29, the TMC takes place in the Automotive Centre of Excellence at the Kangan Institute in Melbourne’s Docklands area.


“The scholarships are a great opportunity for three young technicians to broaden their understanding of the industry, and learn from some very experienced and knowledgeable maintenance people in transport,” said Col Baker ,Cummins Automotive Sales and Customer Support Manager. “The Cummins partnership with TMC over the last two years has given six young delegates the opportunity to participate in this prime industry forum.


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Col Baker ,Cummins Automotive Sales and Customer Support Manager


“Acknowledging and developing youth is critical to the success of our industry. The Cummins scholarship is one way to get young technicians engaged in this event and to increase their skill sets.”


Recipients of the award will receive a full delegate registration to the Paccar & Dealer TMC, including attendance at the Castrol Awards Dinner and the Paccar Parts TMC Funhouse. Also included in the prize are two nights standard hotel accommodation in Melbourne.


By September 8 anyone wishing to enter must describe in 25 words or less how your young service technician would benefit from attending TMC 2014 and send your entry to ataevents@truck.net.au, along with the nominator’s full contact details.


Any Australian business which employs truck service technicians can put forward a nomination. Nominees must be less than 25 years old. Only one entry will be accepted per business.

For more details go to the TMC website.