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Hitachi and Skill Hire are working on developing new ways to ensure our young apprentices have the best start in their careers. It's important that apprentices graduate with a kit of tools and equipment which will showcase to prospective employers their professionalism and dedication to their trade, and will last them well into their careers.
In this video: Donald MacKenzie, Skill Hire CEO, discusses his choice to partner with Hitachi. (2min, 15s).
One way to ensure apprentices have the tools they need is to create a set of tools, relevant to their trade, which the apprentice can purchase during the course of the year, with the money they receive from the government.
When they leave, they don't leave empty handed, they leave equipped, with skills, knowldge and the tools and ready to go.
Andrew Shaw, Hitachi Power Tools Australia
These sets of tools would receive pricing support from Hitachi through their dealer network and Skill Hire would handle the apprentices allowance to make sure the money is spent where it should be, with total transparency for the apprentice.
I saw the Hitachi brand and realised how innovative the tools were and how much more user-friendly... so I changed to become a Hitachi user.
Dave Kukutai, Senior Trainer, Skill Hire
On the next page, we look at the advantages of having Hitachi power tools in the hands of the next generation.