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As a kid, Jeremy Robins' two main passions were drawing and cars.
Then when he was a teenager, Jeremy's artistic side saw him dabbling
in graffiti. This led to him adopting spray paint as his principal medium.
Now 21, Jeremy has signed up for the Cert
III in Automotive Technology at Campbelltown TAFE and is in his
final year of an apprenticeship with Camden Crash and Restorations.
"My dad was a mechanic so since I was young I grew up around
cars and I also had a passion for art," he told the Daily
Telegraph. "I wanted to combine my passion for art with my
passion for cars without getting in trouble so I became a spray
painter and as soon as I started, I fell in love with it."
Jeremy was among a group of students who attended the opening of the
3M training facility in Western Sydney. The $2 million facility
includes booths for spray painting and repairs, which are available to
Andrew King, 3M Automotive Aftermarket Manager told the Daily
Telegraph that the automotive industry is struggling to attract people
into panel beating.
"What is important is upskilling," he said. Courses like
TAFE's Cert III in Automotive Technology will help the skills shortage
currently affecting the auto industry.