Industry Live to explore automotive jobs as a future career path with Komatsu and RACT

Join Beacon’s next Industry Live on Thursday March 11 11.30am to 12.30pm AEDT

You probably ride in a car often, but do you ever think about what goes on under the hood? Who keeps the vehicles running on our roads and keeps Australia moving with larger vehicles like trucks? There are automotive jobs across many industries, which bring opportunities for those keen on cars! We’ll explore the skills you’ll need to get started.

One of our panellists is Tim, State Manager for Komatsu in Tasmania. Komatsu is a manufacturer & distributor of earthmoving machines backed by experienced personnel & advanced technology. 

Tim started in the industry completing an apprenticeship as a boiler maker welder. He joined Komatsu after his apprenticeship and was in the workshop for 7 years. He then had the opportunity to move off the tools and into sales, using this knowledge of parts and machinery. For the last 8 years he has been the State Manager.

Tim will share more about the work Komatsu does and the types of jobs that are involved in the heavy machinery and earthmoving industry. Students will find out about what skills they might need to work in this area and the different pathways and opportunities available.

Joining Tim is Chris and another Tim from RACT. Chris started a business traineeship with RACT straight after school. He has worked in various sections of the organisation from insurance to safety, where he gives qualified advice on fitting children’s car seats and he now also works as a driver trainer. His colleague Tim works as a patrol driver at RACT. Tim will tell us more about the qualifications and skills you need if an automotive career fixing cars and helping others appeals to you.

Register for our March 11 event and receive your zoom link via this link.

We will send out a recording of the session to everyone who registered but couldn’t make the live session. Please note, students will only be able to ask questions and chat to the panellists in real time. To get the most out of Industry Live, we hope you can join us live.

About Industry Live: 

Join Beacon Foundation online for Industry Live, a series of live career awareness and exploration events via video conference. We invite expert industry panellists to share their stories, top tips for success, and answer questions from school students across Australia in a discussion led by a facilitator. Industry Live is open to all students across Australia in Years 6-12. We will send out a recording of the session to everyone who registered but couldn’t make the live session. Please note, students will only be able to ask questions and chat to the panellists in real time. To get the most out of Industry Live, we hope you can join us live.