Training is vitally important for the future of your industry and the profitability of your business. You know it. We know it. Daryl knows it.

Whether you sign up a new apprentice, or an existing employee – anyone can benefit from becoming a qualified technician.

Supervisor and business owner Daryl McCoard of Smythe and McCoard Panel & Paint, Cambridge says “It’s very hard to find good technicians at the moment. So, if you can’t find them, you have to make them! It’s a good way for us to continue to support the industry.”

An indication of the importance placed on industry training within the business, Daryl notes they have had numerous successes with their apprentices. For example, Jackson Gray, who came through Cambridge High School's Gateway programme in 2014, received a three-year IAG Trades scholarship in automotive refinishing, Callum McKenzie was a runner-up for the Collision Repair Association’s Golden Gun award, and Ethan Joy is the current CRA Apprentice of the Year, Golden Hammer.

With a MITO automotive training programme, you and your apprentice are guided through the training with a mix of theory and practical application, with your local MITO Industry Training Advisor there to support you all the way.

So be part of the skills shortage solution. Be a business that trains the technicians of tomorrow. Be like Daryl!

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