Axalta Coating Systems has maintained its support for Training Services NSW and the Apprenticeship Network Provider, VERTO, in delivering various programs to introduce female school students in NSW to a diverse array of trades.
In late October, VERTO hosted a hands-on Try-A-Trade Event at Muirfield High School in North Rocks, Sydney, NSW. The school specifically requested this event to assist female students in pursuing careers in traditionally male-dominated trades. Five organisations, each representing different trades, participated, with Axalta providing valuable insights into the Collision Repair Industry. One highlight was the 'TradieBot' Virtual Spray-Painting Simulator, allowing the girls to virtually paint a mudguard, starting from the primer and progressing through the basecoat to the clear coat. The girls enthusiastically engaged with the industry-related discussions and enquired about available career opportunities.
Additionally, Axalta has supported Training Services NSW and VERTO with their recent 'EmpowerHER' Trade Days at various schools in South West Sydney, including Moorebank High School, Broughton Anglican College, and Bass Hill High. Following a similar format, this engaging program aims to provide female students with hands-on experiences to kindle their interest in pursuing a career in the trades. Throughout the day, high school girls, in collaboration with the Axalta team, honed their skills in virtual spray-painting and took spectrophotometer readings, among other refinish-related activities.
Axalta remains committed to supporting Training Services NSW and VERTO in delivering future programs that expose school students to the world of collision repair - while reshaping perceptions about the industry.