Axalta partners with Training Services NSW to introduce school students to a career in vehicle collision repair and refinishing

Axalta Coating Systems recently partnered with Training Services NSW to introduce school students to the collision repair industry and provide hands-on experience with vehicle painting. The event was held at Axalta’s regional training facility in Marsden Park (Sydney).

Under the banner of ‘Try-a-Trade’, 15 high school students from South-West Sydney enjoyed a full day introduction to vehicle refinishing from the training team at Axalta. The day included vehicle painting demonstrations, practice using a Virtual Reality (VR) paint simulator and a brief overview on automotive courses from a TAFE NSW representative.  

Due to the success of the day, a second day was scheduled, where ten students were invited back for more hands-on experience. After a short safety induction, students were shown how to sand and prepare panels, take spectrophotometer paint colour readings and mix colours, before spray painting panels.

By opening doors for these students, Axalta enables students to experience what a career in automotive repair might look like, all whilst demonstrating some of the latest products and equipment.

Axalta looks forward to welcoming more students soon for training opportunities and mentoring, in an industry that continues to become more technical and advanced.