School-Based Traineeship for William McDermott



Well done to William McDermott! He has been accepted for a school-based traineeship with 'Truck and Machine Auto Electrical' in Davenport.


William signed his training contract at the end of 2020 to commence a Certificate II in Automotive Electrical Technology this year. He is completing the training with 'Cartec Training Solutions' through on the job training with his employer.


William used 'Workplace Learning' in Year 10, 2020 as a way to learn more about becoming an Auto Electrician. He really enjoyed the work and enjoyed learning about the technologies involved in this industry. William's excellent work ethic and enthusiasm impressed his workplace supervisor Mr Garry Edwards. This provided an opportunity for William to be offered a school-based traineeship.


Sarah Maguire, an Industry Training Consultant from 'Apprenticeship Support Australia', liaised with Mr Edwards to create a contract for William. This has enabled William to continue with his studies at Our Lady of Mercy College whilst attending his workplace to gain his Certificate II qualification. The school-based traineeship can be a great stepping stone to access an apprenticeship in the future.


Mr Garry Edwards and William signing the contract.
Mr Stuart McDermott and William signing the contract.

William signed his contract with Mr Gary Edwards, Mrs Sharon Edwards, Mr Dale Briers and his father Mr Stuart McDermott at 'Truck and Machine Auto Electrical'.


There are many different pathways available to our students to secure a career in an industry that they are interested in. The Career Services Department at the College has many industry contacts and resources available for students and parents.


If you would like to know more about school-based traineeships, please contact Mr Dale Briers, VET Coordinator and Careers Advisor at Our Lady of Mercy College.

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