NMIT stops training
5 April 2013
IN March 2013, NMIT in Victoria announced that, due to funding cuts made by the Bailleau Government, it was no longer possible to deliver bicycle mechanics training.
No new starts would be signed on, but existing students would be 'taught out' and be able to complete their training.
Given that survery results throughout the bicycle industry indicate that many retailers are 'taking what they can get' in the way of mechanics, because trained mechanics are not readily available, the industry associations are very disappointed in the government's actions.
Talks were to continue in an effort to find funding to continue training.