21 Jun 2024
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New training roadshows to launch for 2023: OESAA Academy Live

The Original Equipment Suppliers Aftermarket Association (OESAA) will be beginning a new series of free-to attend regional training across the UK in the New Year.

OESAA Academy Live will be held at IMI-approved colleges, in collaboration with OESAA members, with the first event taking place at Lincoln College on Friday 13 January and Saturday 14 January, with the next at Castleford College on Friday 24 February and Saturday 25 February. Additional dates and venues will be confirmed in due course.

The sessions will be split, with Fridays focused on apprentices, taking place from 2.30pm to 4.30pm, while the Saturdays will cater to working technicians, opening from 9am for breakfast and registration, with training getting underway at 10am. The final session will conclude at 4pm. Brembo, DENSO, HELLA, Laser Tools, Schaeffler and VARTA UK have confirmed their attendance at both opening events, with experts from the various companies leading training sessions focused on their field.

Lincoln College Learning and Skills Lead – Automotive Engineering, Pete Jackson, said: “The OESAA roadshows allow the two-day events to focus on young people, apprentices and those working in the industry. This includes teachers as well as business owners. One thing that is evident is the ‘want’ for information and knowledge from everyone I’ve spoken to. It’s great that OESAA members are taking time out to facilitate these events.”

OESAA Chairman Nigel Morgan, added: “As an organisation, we have consistently demonstrated our commitment and passion in bolstering the technical and business acumen of technicians. Autoinform Live, whether hosted in the UK or Ireland, is always a well-supported event, but we are now ready to expand and take this successful model on the road – inspiring both apprentices and working professionals.I urge technicians of all ages and experience levels to seize the moment, take the opportunity that’s in front of them and sign-up to our roadshow.”

To register interest, whether a student or professional, go to: www.oe-suppliers.org/oesaa-academy-live-register-here