Building on manufacturing skills

Bombardier worker Dean Machado.

Two Dandenong heavyweights are joining forces to boost manufacturing skills.
Chisholm Institute and Bombardier Transportation announced a new training and employment partnership on Thursday 30 June.
The TAFE will deliver a five-year Skills Development Program for more than 300 new and existing production, services and managerial staff on-site at Bombardier’s manufacturing hub in Dandenong.
Chisholm Institute CEO Maria Peters said the training would support Bombardier’s existing workforce and projects and further strengthen employee capabilities in manufacturing, engineering and asset life maintenance.
“Working with them allows us to deliver on our promise of putting people’s training to work and upskilling their existing and future employees,” she said.
“The partnership has been designed for Bombardier to further develop career pathways for each of their business units, providing every employee a prospect for career progression and long-term employment within the engineering, manufacturing and maintenance functions of the business.”