Since 2008 Maton has been hiring graduates from the Certificate IV in Instrument Making and Repair program at the Northern College of Arts and Technology (NCAT) situated in Melbourne’s northern suburbs. Right now, about 50% of our production team have come through this program and are achieving great things, including being leading hands in Gloss Finishing, Satin Finishing, Mini Production and fulfilling various important roles throughout the Maton team.
There are no pre-requisites or age limits to enter the course, in fact many of our staff completed the course as mature age students having decided to pursue a career path they loved.
International demand for our guitars has never been higher and the future at Maton promises to be one of growth and opportunity. Our challenge has always been to find team members with a well-rounded knowledge of guitars and guitar construction. The Certificate IV in Instrument Making and Repair program is designed to provide that knowledge to students and help create a workforce for the future.
All students in the program have the opportunity to experience one week’s work placement in the Maton factory, which is a real advantage when applying for any positions in the factory.
Maton has been heavily involved in helping to shape the program so it is relevant to industry, so graduates will be well placed to fill roles within the guitar industry, at Maton or with other employers.
There are still some places available in the Certificate IV Instrument Making and Repair program for 2023. If you would like to know more about this please contact Maton at [email protected] or visit the NCAT website at Northern College of the Arts & Technology (ncat.vic.edu.au)