Mahindra Australia has invested in its future in this country with a generous donation to one of the largest private providers of trades and technical training, Careers Australia.

Careers Australia provides quality Vocational Education and Training and has recently invested in automotive technical training to provide a flexible, competency-based training system combining e-learning with intense, individualised hands-on workshop training.

Mahindra has made a significant contribution to this process with the donation of six “Aggregates” – cutaway assemblies of Mahindra engines, transmissions and differentials for training use.

The aggregates will equip Careers Australia’s new Automotive Training Centre at Salisbury in Brisbane, which will be opened on the 21st of this month by Federal Minister for Trade, Ian McFarlane.

“Mahindra Automotive Australia has donated six aggregates for trainee use, which show cutaways of our engines, transmissions and differential components,” says Tony Costley, National After Sales Manager of Mahindra Automotive Australia, Pty Ltd.

“These are motorised units powered by electric motors, so that trainees can see the internal workings of engines and transmissions as part of their training program.”

Mahindra partnered with Austrian engineering company AVL to develop the diesel engine technology behind the torquey and economical 2.2-litre, 4-cylinder turbo diesels which power its current three model lines in Australia.

The Mahindra Pik-Up, Mahindra Genio and Mahindra XUV500 all carry the Mahindra m-HAWK engine which has surpassed all expectations in terms of reliability.

As a result of its vehicles’ proliferation across major fleets in the transport, trade and mining industries, Mahindra Australia believes it is important for the next generation of Aussie automotive technicians get the chance to work with this technology.

“Mahindra is proud to be a part of this initiative right from its launch,” says Costley, “and pleased to be a partner in training the next generation of Australia’s finest technicians.

Mahesh Kaskar, National Manager of Mahindra Automotive Australia said; “Since 2005 Mahindra has been committed to the Australian Market, and this is a further illustration. Providing the chance for young apprentices to work with our technology from the start is our latest investment in our future here.

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