The Original Equipment Suppliers Aftermarket Association (OESAA) has received high praise for its unwavering commitment to nurturing the next generation of automotive talent. This recognition comes in the wake of two recent and highly successful OESAA Academy Live events held at Exeter and Hugh Baird colleges.
Andy Wells and Lynn Masterton, representing Exeter College and Hugh Baird College respectively, commended the organisation and its members for their exceptional professionalism, dedication, and invaluable insights. These insights were shared with over 200 students within a span of just one week.
These events, hosted over two days at each college, were made possible by the participation of industry leaders and proud OESAA members, such as Schaeffler, Brembo, Banner, Dayco, Bosch, VARTA, Laser Tools, MAHLE Aftermarket, HELLA, and DENSO.
Additionally, Garage Services Online, an ardent supporter of OESAA, and the headline sponsor, GSF, made significant contributions. The events commenced with an engaging trade evening, followed by student seminars and demonstrations the next day.
Andy expressed his satisfaction: “We were delighted to collaborate with OESAA during two exceptionally productive days. The opportunity for our faculty and students to directly interact with OEMs was invaluable, not only for personal growth but also for fostering a deeper understanding of the automotive sector.
“Our students found the event incredibly informative and gained insights from some of the most prominent figures in the automotive aftermarket. A total of 160 students attended, all of whom now possess a clearer understanding of potential career pathways and the educational benefits of engaging with external organisations.”
Lynn echoed the sentiment: “It was a pleasure to welcome OESAA to our campus. Our students gained authentic insights into the industry. The presentations were both captivating and directly applicable to their ongoing studies. We take pride in cultivating positive relationships with organisations, like OESAA.”
Both colleges have expressed a keen interest in collaborating with OESAA again in 2024. Meanwhile, regarding the future of OESAA Academy Live, the organisation will unveil details on the evolution of the format in due course.