After completing his secondary schooling at Gore High School Brent successfully applied to undertake the automotive pre apprenticeship course at the Southern Institute of Technology.
At the completion of the course Brent was offered an apprenticeship with Southern Group Training and has been placed with Russell Keeler Auto for his practical on job training.
During the pre apprenticeship course students cover various health and safety requirements including first aid, safe use of hand tools and safe use of power tools all of which enables them to be safer in the workplace.
They are also trained in the Level 2 unit standard requirements of their apprenticeship qualification which enables the student to be more useful in the workplace from the very beginning of their apprenticeship.
It is important for any apprentice to have a current, and preferably, full driver’s license. It is equally important that once the learners license has been achieved that the apprentice continues on to secure his/her restricted, then full, license as soon as practically possible. Having a driver’s license is a requirement of the automotive industry.