It was awesome to have Nick and Adam from the Capalaba store of national bicycle retail group 99 Bikes visit TRACTION today. Experienced bicycle technicians and shop managers, the pair shared how they'd forged successful careers in the growing business, started in Brisbane and now with stores throughout the country.
Six lucky year 7, 8 & 9 students from Wellington Point State High School, currently participating in the TRACTION Bicycle Build program, were amongst the first to hear about new Bicycle Mechanic Apprenticeship opportunities launched recently by 99 Bikes. The company will be recruiting aspiring bicycle mechanics and supporting them through a rigorous training program under the expert supervision of 99 Bikes staff.
The TRACTION Bicycle Build program provides the chance for students to refurbish a bicycle donated from the community over an eight to ten week period as part of their school curriculum. Students get to experience a sense of success, build confidence and develop practical, team and interpersonal skills.
Students showed Nick and Adam how they are progressing with their own bike builds at TRACTION and asked questions about their experience in the industry, including how Nick got so many "jerseys" on his name badge.
Support from the business community is appreciated and helps TRACTION participants get a better understanding about what is required to be successful in the workplace and to build their own future.
99 Bikes have been avid supporters of the TRACTION program since it kicked off in 2015. In 2016, 84 new bikes were donated to TRACTION (Read More) and stores (like Browns Plains) across Southeast Queensland routinely provide second-hand bikes that have been donated by their customers to TRACTION for participants to work on as projects.
Visit the team at 99 Bikes Capalaba:
Address: 1 Moreton Bay Rd, Capalaba
Phone: (07) 3156 2499