Published on June 30th 2017 in


Mike Kirkman (left) and Kangan’s Joe Ballato

Mike Kirkman (far right) next to Kangan’s Gavin Cribb

ACM Parts and Kangan Institute have announced a new partnership that will focus on preparing automotive apprentices for real jobs in Australia’s automotive industry.
ACM Parts CEO Mike Kirkman says well-educated and highly skilled employees are critical to their continued success.
“Our commitment to Kangan Institute’s Automotive Centre of Excellence is not just an investment in its students, it’s an investment in the future of the automotive industry in Australia,” Mr Kirkman said.
“ACM Parts is dedicated to ensuring that the best people enter the automotive industry and that starts with the provision of high-quality education.
“We want to encourage students who are passionate about cars, quality and safety. We want them to have access to the best quality parts and car bodies as they learn about their trade.”
The partnership will see ACM Parts support the training program by donating high-quality parts and car bodies. They will also sponsor the Institute’s student awards and various industry events.
Kangan Institute Director, Joe Ballato, said both ACM Parts and Kangan Institute are leaders in their fields and that the collaboration will bring numerous benefits to automotive students.

“The Automotive Centre of Excellence at Docklands is the largest and most advanced training facility in the southern hemisphere,” Mr Ballato said.
“We’re constantly searching for new ways to strengthen ties between the automotive industry and the tertiary education sector so that we can give our students the best opportunities possible.
“ACM Parts are excited to be working with Kangan Institute and their generous support will help to better educate around 4000 apprentices and pre-apprentices enrolled at the Automotive Centre of Excellence.
“We are thrilled to welcome ACM Parts as a partner.”
ACM Parts is an Australian business committed to offering repairers an easy, affordable alternative for sourcing parts. It offers a wide range of high-quality parts to repairers and consumers, including quality-checked recycled parts, ACM Certified Parts, and OEM parts.

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