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The ‘Automotive Component Remanufacturers’ Association’ (ACRA), whom is now forming part as one of three active constituent associations (together with the Engine Remanufacturers’ Association, ERA and the South African Diesel Fuel Injection Association, SADFIA) under the RMI REMAN Cluster – have set the scope for 2018, undertaking to identify Industry / Sector related projects.
Such projects will include ACRA Members’ training needs such as propshaft unit standards. Together with our National Training Director: Louis Van Huyssteen, Members will be approached to identify their training needs and where applicable further develop / customize sectorial unit standards / qualifications.
A list of all the skills programmes registered currently and applicable to the Motor Retail, i.e. vehicle sales, parts sales, service advisor, management – merSETA registered skills programmes with unit standards and qualification links through the SAQA (SA Qualifications Authority); search key words (applicable to your need) in both qualifications and unit standards registered – link http://regqs.saqa.org.za.
Furthermore, a communication (survey) was send out late in November to ACRA Members national, requesting to participate in a survey – providing answers on three questions, which will identify ACRA projects for 2018.
During the last National Executive Committee AGM (in which Mr Riaan Botha from EP Radiators were elected as the National Executive Committee Representative, NEC); the Committee resolved to form a strategy to spark participation between Members and the RMI REMAN Cluster Office: ERA, SADFIA and ACRA, and importantly so to develop a tangible project/s (over and above ‘benefits of belonging’), bringing about change.
Since the implementation of the ‘New Thinking Model’ in July 2017 – discussions were held to identify and address Industry concerns in business (in the ACRA environment) and changing it for the better.
With that said we’d like to leave you with the following three (3) questions, our Regional Offices (Coastal and Inland) will be contacting you in time to come to take your answers down.
You may also respond by contacting the RMI REMAN Cluster Director’s office: Attie Serfontein / Hazel Smith (at the RMI Pretoria office) – we’ll collate the answers and make good use of it, and will keep you all abreast once a national project had been identified. RMI ACRA Member participation is key though, input will determine outcome.
1) What is your biggest challenge in your business / Sector?
2) If there’s one thing the RMI can do for you now to bring about change, what will it be?
3) How positive or negative are you about your business, over the next 5 to 10 years?