First OESAA Academy Live of 2024 earns rave reviews

The Original Equipment Suppliers Aftermarket Association (OESAA) was thrilled with the overwhelming success of its first OESAA Academy Live event of the year, hosted at Trafford College, Manchester.

The event, held at the end of February, showcased industry expertise and experience from colleagues representing industry giants, such as Schaeffler, Bosch, DENSO, MAHLE, Brembo, ZF, and GSF Car Parts.

Jonathan Hudson, representing Trafford and Stockport College Group, extended appreciation to OESAA and its participating for inspiring the next generation of automotive talent.

He said: “From all of us at Trafford and Stockport College Group, we want to express our sincere appreciation to the group of amazing people from the Original Equipment Suppliers Aftermarket Association and the enlightening education session provided by the team.

“The knowledge and understanding gained by was invaluable to both staff and students. The expertise and passion for the industry truly shone through, and we were incredibly grateful for the opportunity to learn.”

The feedback emphasised the event’s significance for both students and faculty. Throughout the day, attendees were treated to engaging presentations and workshops; Siti Abdullah of Brembo, for example, introduced students to braking solutions but also revealed her pathway into the automotive sector.

Bosch’s Mark Heard addressed prevailing challenges in vehicle diagnostics. Stuart Mcleod from ZF provided a comprehensive overview of transmission servicing, enriching participants with essential insights into the automotive sector.

Moreover, Jo Warren from GSF Car Parts gave an outstanding presentation about CV writing and career advice, further enhancing the educational experience.

Nigel Morgan, the chairman of OESAA, expressed his delight at the event’s triumph: “These events serve as a vital platform for us to engage with the next generation of automotive professionals, offering them first-hand insights into our industry. I was delighted with the level of engagement from the students.”

The success of OESAA Academy Live underlined OESAA’s commitment to nurturing talent and discovering excellence within automotive colleges. As such, it looks forward to future events at Suffolk New College and Blackburn College. They promise to be as engaging and exciting as Trafford College.

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