Recently, Concern Australia’s Northwest region facilities welcomed representatives from Bosch, the largest auto parts supplier in the world. Attendees included Kevin (Hand Brake Turn Graduate and fiXit employee), Michael Werle (Bosch), Steven Gandel (Gandel Metals) and Michelle Crawford (Concern Australia CEO).
The Concern Australia team shared the impact and reach of Hand Brake Turn and fiXit, our new social enterprise. From this, our visitors from Bosch were able to learn how Hand Brake Turn provides young people with learning opportunities within the automotive environment, and the experience that fiXit provides to create sustainable pathways to employment.
The Bosch team educated us on the breadth of their work and provided insights they are observing in the automotive industry both domestically and globally. This includes a significant national workforce shortage exceeding 31,000.
Kevin – Handbrake Turn Graduate and fiXit employee – shared with those present how his connection with Concern Australia staff, in addition to his experiences and learnings, have sparked a passion for a career in the automotive profession.