Bosch, a heading tellurian retailer of record and services, and a National Automotive Council (NAC) have concluded to set adult an fondness in a automotive aftermarket zone to pave a approach for a growth of technical automotive skills and a investiture of a network of automotive workshops in Nigeria.
Based on this, a Director General of NAC, Aminu Jalal, and Vice President, Middle East and Africa of Bosch’s Automotive Aftermarket division, Andreas Bodemer, recently sealed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).
The MoU, according to a dual parties, was premised on a fact that as a series of cars on Nigerian streets rises, so will a direct for learned upkeep and state-of-the-art correct workshops. The dual partners pronounced they devise to offer technical training as good as innovative solutions (in a area of seminar and exam equipments) to a operators of automotive workshops via a country.
The agreement also covers several areas of common interest. For example, trainers of a NAC will mostly advantage from Bosch’s “train-the-trainer program”. Both parties will from now on offer technical training programs for mechanics and technicians on upkeep and repairs of petroleum and diesel powered cars. The training programs will be accessible during a NAC’s 6 training facilities. In sequence to yield a trainees with fit skills, both unsentimental and fanciful courses will be conducted during a trainings. Every automechanic or technician who will attend in a training module will be awarded an central certificate attesting to his imagination in a margin of automotive technology. In addition, Bosch will supply a NAC training comforts with seminar exam apparatus and media training collection such as videos and brochures.
According to Bodemer, “This partnership on training centers is clearly an innovative foregoer in a Sub-Saharan partial of Africa and will significantly expostulate a constructional growth of a automotive attention in Nigeria. We aim to extend a imagination with NAC by serve building a Bosch seminar concepts in Nigeria and bettering them to internal needs, generally for a flourishing middle-class segment.”
He remarkable that with a solutions for correct and maintenance, Bosch’s Automotive Aftermarket multiplication keeps vehicles relocating all around a world, adding that Bosch now maintains some-more than 43 training centers, that offer training courses for operators of automotive workshops globally, dual of that are located in Morocco and in South Africa.
Buttressing a integrity to have a long-term joining to Nigeria, a President of a Bosch Group in Africa, Dr. Markus Thill, said: “Our partnership with a NAC demonstrates a long-term joining of Bosch to Africa in ubiquitous and Nigeria in particular. Nigeria is a continent’s largest economy and boasts a fountainhead of immature and well-qualified people. Bosch aims to serve rise a technical competences of a internal workforce generally in a automotive attention for a mutual success of a Nigerian attention and Bosch’s business in this country.”
NAC Director General, Engr. Aminu Jalal, pronounced a NAC welcomed a agreement as a grant to enhancing a skills of a internal workforce, observant that this is one of a determining elements of a National Automotive Industry Development Plan (NAIDP) launched in 2013 as an constituent partial of a Nigerian National Industrial Revolution Plan (NIRP) to serve a country’s economy.
According to Jalal, “The NAIDP has been widely welcomed by investors and this team-work of Bosch and a NAC will minister to a efforts to yield a suitable skills for not usually a public plants, though also correct workshops. In this way, a team-work will support a Dealership Program that aims to settle automotive workshops via Nigeria as an essential component of a plan.”
He combined that a NAC, as a Nigerian Government Agency for a graduation of automotive industry, has already undertaken a ability opening consult in Nigeria and as a outcome grown a inhabitant curriculum and training manuals for training in automotive mechatronics that are already in use.
He pronounced a curriculum and training manuals will be serve upgraded by Bosch underneath a terms of a MoU.
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