IGA to employ liaison officer tasked to change perception of garage careers

Following the pledge from the Labour party to increase the number of apprentices, and the Independent Garage Association’s (IGA) own promise to promote careers in the garage industry in schools, the IGA has announced that it will employ a dedicated person to promote a career in the motor industry to school leavers.

The national campaign will see the IGA’s trade & local authority liaison officer aiming to change the consumer perception of the garage trade and show pupils the diverse career opportunities the industry offers.

The officer will create a programme of engagement with schools and local authorities, alongside garage owners keen to recruit young people into the trade as apprentices.

Stuart James, IGA director says, “We are dedicated to go the extra mile not only for our members, but also for the future of our industry. It is vital for us to engage with schools nationwide to show that the garage trade offers genuine job prospects.

“Working with our members, the schools initiative will be launched nationwide next month by the IGA to boost the number of school leavers choosing the automotive industry as a career-choice.”

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