Cummins has partnered with a college in Melbourne as part of a program to develop the future generation of apprentices.
The new Trade Training Centre at Point Cook Senior Secondary College in Melbourne is equipped with diesel engines and other equipment donated by Cummins.
“Our aim is to influence the career pathways of students and recruit some of these students directly to Cummins’ apprentice program,” says Kate Evans, apprentice program manager at the Cummins Laverton branch in Melbourne.
Cummins employs over 200 apprentices in the South Pacific region and considers the new Trade Training Centre vital to encouraging apprentices to the industry.
The diesel engines donated by Cummins – one of which is a fully operational training module – are housed in the Trade Training Centre’s heavy diesel training room named after the late Clarrie Malvern, a Cummins pioneer in Australia.
Malvern’s career with Cummins spanned 1955-1984 during which time he established the foundations for Cummins’ outstanding service support network in Australia which remains the benchmark in the diesel engine industry today.