“The long and short of it is that she has kicked some big goals.”
Lara was employed by Wodonga Prestige in northeast Victoria while she was undertaking her training and now works at the South Yarra service centre in Melbourne.
She says the apprentice program plays a key role in imparting vehicle-specific knowledge to technicians, who can then take the information they have learned back to the workplace. Completing the Master Technician training program will position her well for the role she aspires to—foreman/workshop controller.
“The most appealing part about the trade is that it is constantly evolving, and you will never stop learning,” Lara says. “A willingness to learn, both on the job and during technical training, is the hallmark of an excellent Volkswagen technician. “The more you learn, the better technician you will be.”