Program keeps apprentices on the EP

Eyre Peninsula automotive apprentices have been given an incentive to stay in the region with the Eyre Peninsula Automotive Pathways Program.

The program allows local young people to complete school-based and full-time apprenticeships without travelling to Adelaide for training.

V-Tech Automotive Training has been coming to Cleve Area School’s Sims Farm to provide the training at least once a month.

Cleve 4WD’s Mike Lawrie said it made the apprenticeships more accessible.

“Being here, they can still come into work and get workplace experience.”

Sims Farm chairman Malcolm Peters said the program benefited the whole Eyre Peninsula.

“It’s important to keep our kids here in our communities,” Mr Peters said.