The Original Equipment Suppliers Aftermarket Association (OESAA) will be looking to carry the momentum from its maiden OESAA Academy Live event to Castleford College next month, located just outside Leeds.
The free training days will take place on 24th and 25th February, with apprentices and professionals able to bolster their experience and knowledge.
More than 60 students attended last Friday’s sessions at Lincoln College. They were presented with talks from OESAA members’ personnel, all of whom shared their diverse career pathways and illustrated potential routes into the automotive industry.
Students were also offered a front-row seat to the evolution of vehicle and product technology, and diagnosis and repair.
The following day, trade professionals were welcomed and, once more, were engrossed in the topics and messages delivered by experts from Schaeffler, Brembo, Denso, Varta, Hella, and Mahle.
The workshop area was a hive of activity during the two days too, with delegates conversing with representatives from Laser Tools and ZF, as well as Sarah Tribe from industry charity BEN and Jim Lang from Garage Services Online.
OESAA chairman, Nigel Morgan, was delighted with the levels of engagement and interest, and he hopes that passion will inspire a large attendance at Castleford College.
“It was fantastic to sit and listen to the discussions, particularly among the students,” he said. “Some already had tremendous knowledge and enthusiasm for the industry. In fact, the conversations in the sessions went on for so long that some overrun!
“When we launched OESAA Academy Live, we believed interest would be high, and I hope the first effort will attract more apprentices and professionals to Castleford and other events in the future.”
At Castleford, the renowned brands will be present once more and provide attendees with opportunities to be hands-on, get to grips with the latest technologies and learn new practice techniques.