Al-Futtaim Group launches automotive academy
Dubai, September 19, 2012
Dubai-based Al-Futtaim Group today announced the launch of a first-of-its kind institution that will provide UAE nationals with internationally accredited training in the automotive industry.
The Al-Futtaim Automotive Academy will offer a programme by the Institute of Motor Industry (IMI) through a large number of IMI certified trainers. All trainees will be offered a variety of e-learning subjects and on-the-job competency development, said a statement.
Len Hunt, president-automotive, Al-Futtaim Group, said: “The automotive academy is an important enabler in Al-Futtaim Automotive Division’s objective to be the automotive company of choice. It empowers UAE nationals with the skills that will help them excel and raise the bar within the industry.”
He was speaking during the inauguration which saw the unveiling of a commemorative plaque at the academy located on Sheikh Zayed Road. Present during the inauguration were Kevin Watkins, general manager, Al-Futtaim Automotive Academy. Hunt and Watkins were also joined by a number of the Automotive Division’s managing directors, national managers, HR business partners and the Automotive Academy team.
The academy will provide the group’s Automotive Division with an industry leading training curriculum for the development of the Al-Futtaim automotive associates. This facility, backed by an experienced academy team of training professionals, has the specialist capability to deliver new product launch training, product knowledge, automotive IT systems, brand Core skill, sales and aftersales, behavioral soft skills and customer and associate engagement programmes, the statement said.