#NISSMAP Named Finalist in the 2016 Australian Training Awards
The Nissan Mentored Apprenticeship Program known as NISSMAP has been named a finalist in the 2016 Australian Training Awards -Australian Apprenticeships Employer Award Category. The program was created by WPC Group and the Nissan Motor Co. (Australia) and offers Nissan dealers in metropolitan, regional and rural Australia a turnkey solution to addressing their labor pipeline needs – whilst giving young people interested in automotive careers access to a dynamic 21st century career. The program immerses apprentices in Nissan vehicles, technologies, diagnostic tooling processes from day one. Each apprentice is matched with a dedicated one-on-one mentor from WPC Group. The mentors all have deep industry experience and counselling skills, and add to the enhance the experience of the program. The NISSMAP program offers participants an accelerated apprenticeship qualification that is delivered in state-of-the-art training facilities around the country, in conjunction with the Nissan Learning Academy and TAFE. The partnership works closely with The Skilling Australia Foundation, who offer job readiness and pre employment training before the apprentices commence. The program has had over 140 participants and an 86% apprenticeship retention rate, that is significantly higher than the 49% industry average. If you would like to join the program or further details contact your local WPC Group office.