Nissan S’Africa-AIDC centre obtains IMI approval

Rasheed Bisiriyu

The Institute of the Motor Industry has announced that the Automotive Industry Development Centre, in partnership with Nissan South Africa, has successfully met the training criteria to become an IMI-Approved International Centre in South Africa.

After successfully completing a three-day assessment, the AIDC’s two Automotive Learning Centres in Rosslyn are now able to grant the IMI International Qualifications to its learners, according to a statement from the Nissan Nigeria.

It said the IMI’s Quality Assessment process would enable the AIDC students to study and gain new skills in the automotive industry.

The IMI’s approval of the AIDC/Nissan partnership is also an independent assurance of professional standards and training quality, which sets a benchmark for professionalism in the automotive industry, according to the automaker.

The statement quoted the Director of Human Resourcse, Nissan South Africa, Nabiel Conybeare, as saying, “Like the AIDC, we at Nissan also believe that the basic principles for success are transparency, diversity, learning, and constantly challenging people to produce their best work.

“While the future of South Africa isn’t in any doubt, Nissan’s partnership with the AIDC will assist in addressing some of the challenges currently being experienced with skills development in the industry, allowing for opportunities to grow.”

The Chief Executive Officer, AIDC, Dr. Masondo, said, “I am delighted that the Gauteng Automotive Learning Centre has been accredited by the UK based Institute of the Motor Industry. This does not only validate our skills programme but raises us to globally competitive standards.  It gives us an opportunity to be part of the international automotive industry community.

The statement said both organisations remained committed to the development of automotive training and education to develop individuals who were strategic to the success of the automotive industry.

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