Working on the classics

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Apprentices at our Royal Park Training and Employment Centre have been working on two classics, a Holden Kingswood and a Holden Torana.

Third year Automotive Refinishing Technician Apprentice employed at North East Paint and Panel, Peter Nikoploulos, said, “It’s great to work on cars like this. I get a real satisfaction of being able to step back and say, I did that.”

“With these two cars, I’ve got the job of touching up the details that might have been missed, the final polishing and some of the interior and chassis work.”

“I enjoy working at North East Paint and Panel and the MTA has been good as well for my training. I became a Vehicle Painter because I like that attention to detail and seeing a finished product like these cars looking as good as they can be.”

MTA Trainer and Assessor Matt MacDonald said, “It’s important that we give apprentices a variety of cars and paints to work with. With these two classics, we’ve worked with the students to make sure that we get the best out of them.”

“The Kingswood and the Torana are for a client, so we need to make sure that they’re done to an exceptional standard, the same as you would find from any MTA member because at the end of the day, that’s where we hope our apprentices will stay.”