Three cheers to CNH Industrial, the holding company for Iveco and a number of other global companies – including FPT Industrial – for once again investing in the technical skills development of South Africa’s youth.
The opening ceremony of the TechPro² 2017 Edition was recently held at the Don Bosco Educational Centre in Ennerdale, Johannesburg. This follows the launch of the first programme in 2015 at the same venue. The programme, sponsored with the collaboration of the ‘Salesian Works Worldwide”, is a technical training program dedicated to young people with the aim of preparing highly qualified personnel to be placed in the automotive industry.
Created in 2008, TechPro² has grown over the years and has spread its Training Centres all over the world. The purpose of the initiative is twofold. On the one hand, it meets the need for specialized operators. On the other, it directs and gives a path to young people who come from poor social environments and are looking for tangible professional opportunities in the job market.
FPT Industrial, CNH Industrial’s brand dedicated to powertrains, is among the main partners of the project, providing engines for power generation and on-road applications.
An educational training program has been developed by FPT Industrial in order to provide basic knowledge on these engines. The course is led by a local teacher and takes place over one year. A special “diploma” released to the course is recognized by the South Africa Government.
In order to place young people in the job market, TechPro² participants will attend internships at local FPT Industrial dealers. The technical part of training will be provided by CNH Industrial local Technical Department. Furthermore, FPT Industrial is actively involved in training new trainers through digital courses, which will have a specific part dedicated to the TechPro² project. Digital training is available on the web platform provided by FPT Industrial.
FPT Industrial is a brand of CNH Industrial dedicated to the design, production and sale of powertrains for on and off-road vehicles, marine and power generation applications. The company employs more than 8 000 people worldwide in ten manufacturing plants and seven R&D Centres.
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Students rave about opportunities
This video was shot back in 2015 when TechPro2 was launched in South Africa. All the students seen here have since completed their courses and are now employed. The programme is a huge success and it’s a big thanks to CNH Industrial.