In response to challenges faced by automotive dealers, WPC Group and the Nissan Motor Co. (Australia) collaborated to create a unique Mentored Apprenticeship Program known as NISSMAP. It offers Nissan dealers in metropolitan, regional and rural Australia a turnkey solution to addressing their skills needs.

The program immerses apprentices in Nissan vehicles and technologies from day one. Apprentices are matched with a dedicated mentor from WPC Group who all have deep industry experience and counselling skills.

The program offers participants an accelerated apprenticeship qualification that is delivered in state-of-the-art training facilities, in conjunction with the Nissan Learning Academy and TAFE.

The program has had over 140 participants and an 86% apprenticeship retention rate that is significantly higher than the 49% industry average.

WPC Group is a community based enterprise that has over 30 years’ experience in designing and delivering apprenticeship programs around Australia, and has over 500 Australian Apprentices and an extensive network of industry partners.