Mechanics in the Making
“After the first week, the kids really got into it” was Michael Scragg’s summation of the four week basic bike servicing program for two groups of students from Kensington Community School.
With the assistance of a City of Melbourne grant, BTA ran the introductory training as part of its social enterprise agenda. Over the four weeks students learnt the basics of tyres and wheels, brakes and gears. Some of the students showed a real talent and are considering ‘bike mechanic’ as a possible career goal.
BTA is now looking at the possibilities of offering the Certificate 11 in Bicycle Mechanics Technology as part of a VET in Schools program.