NAACAM, represented by Commercial Director Shivani Singh, AAAM, VDA, Isuzu East Africa and AIH, recently participated in a webinar in which the development of “Regional Value Chains, sustainable development and job creation in the African Automotive Sector” was discussed.
Ms Singh’s discussion during the webinar focused on micro factors that impact a manufacturing firm’s capabilities and overheads.
She noted how NAACAM’s strategy is to develop industrialists that diversify their offering into other industries by creating a multi-sectoral linkage to create baskets of production opportunities. This could see manufacturers from different sectors entering the automotive industry as they already have base capabilities and technical requirements to support OEM and Tier 1 requirements.
With the technical requirements of the automotive industry forever changing, skills development plays an essential role in upskilling future automotive component employees for this reason, NAACAM has seen the importance of working with technical and vocational colleges and is running a project, through High Gear with local TVET colleges, to ensure the curriculum offered is aligned to the auto sector’s future requirements.
Watch the webinar here: https://lnkd.in/etXrznzv