MTA Queensland Launches Transit Lane School 2 Work Program

MTA Queensland is proud to announce the launch of a new initiative aimed at developing stronger pathways and connections between school students looking to enter the automotive trade, parents, school co-ordinators, and automotive employers.

Funded by the Queensland Government as part of the Good people, Good jobs, Queensland Workforce Strategy 2022-2032, the Transit Lane School to Work Project will see the development of new and innovative resources that promote a better understanding of the exciting career pathways available in today’s automotive industry to the next generation of workforce and their support networks.

The project will also close the gap when it comes to supporting students into a school-based apprenticeship or traineeship (SAT) with a supportive employer, as well as provide ongoing support to all involved parties to ensure the best apprenticeship experience for the student. 

Additional outcomes of the project include:

  • helping students identify automotive career options that align with their skills, preferences, and aptitudes through an online careers tool
  • delivering guidance and information to prepare students for working with electric vehicles through an online micro-credential course
  • giving students a hands-on introduction of the automotive industry by identifying pre-apprenticeship and introductory short courses they can complete
  • providing resources and support guides for students support networks – including parents, teachers, and employers – to help them support students in pursuing an automotive SAT

With new technology and innovation driving a new age for the automotive industry, exciting new career prospects are fast becoming available in areas such as electric vehicles, advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) camera and sensor technology, and fuel infrastructure, in addition to advancements in the traditional trades.

For more information on the Transit Lane School to Work Project, or to enquire, contact