The next generation of auto technicians at TAFE NSW Ultimo AutoCel have taken delivery of two motorcycles from Kawasaki to use as a training resource this week.

A special Kawasaki Racing Team (KRT) Edition Ninja 400 ABS SE model, Ninja 250 Race Bike (EX250) and a KVCS diagnostic tool was kindly donated by Kawasaki. This will allow Certificate III in Motorcycle Mechanical Technology apprentices the opportunity to put their classroom knowledge to use, by practicing their diagnostic skills on innovative Kawasaki technology.

TAFE NSW Motorcycle teacher Paul Sampieri said, “The Motorcycle Mechanical Technology apprentices are thrilled to have this new training resource available to them at TAFE NSW. Just as car technology has improved over the past decade, so has two-wheeled technology. Motorcycles are now being made with a number of technological advancements, and it essential the next generation of motorcycle apprentices have flexible and adaptable training focusing on new and emerging technologies.”

TAFE NSW Ultimo AutoCel is a purpose-built transport technology centre of excellence that contains state-of-the-art online simulation training equipment allowing students to study onsite or remotely. The three story facility showcases best practice in environmental performance, reducing emissions and increasing energy efficiency. The facility delivers cutting-edge training in the light automotive, spare parts, marine, motorcycle, and related transport sectors.

Technical Service Department Assistant Manager at Kawasaki Motors Australia, Jeremy Fuller is a passionate advocate of the product donation program.

“Kawasaki have developed a strong relationship with TAFE NSW Ultimo through our product donation programme and support over the years. Our company aims to provide current product and diagnostic service tools, so that apprentice technicians can benefit from vocational training on modern machinery with the latest technology.”

“In addition to donating motorcycles and diagnostic service tools, we have also provided a level of technical training to TAFE NSW teachers on best practice for delivering diagnostic training focused on Kawasaki products. Our company is a stakeholder in the motorcycle industry and we have a vested interest in ensuring apprentice technicians have access to up to date technology so they can achieve the best possible learning outcomes and competencies moving in to the future.” Mr Fuller said.

To find out more about studying Motorcycle Mechanical Technology at TAFE NSW visit www.tafensw.edu.au or phone 131 601.

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