Partying to avert skills crisis

The who’s who of the transport industry recently gathered in Johannesburg for a Christmas in July party. And, while a great deal of fun was had by all, the evening had a far more serious side to it too…

We’ve been speaking about this for a while now; like everyone else in the industry, we’re terribly concerned about the skills crisis. But we’re not just talking about it; we’re taking action in the guise of EduTrans, a career guide for school leavers.

This book, which will be distributed throughout South Africa later this year, aims to entice youngsters to join our industry. It’s a comprehensive guide to jobs within the wheels game – we’re covering anything and everything from petrol attendant to company CEO.

But it obviously requires money to produce such a guide (lots of it!) And so we have set about doing some arduous fund raising – and the recent Christmas in July party was part of this programme.

As such, the who’s who of the industry gathered in Johannesburg, where we were entertained by a comedian and a band, and we also enjoyed networking with industry colleagues.

A big thank you to all the companies that supported the evening:

BPW Axles
Hino SA
Isuzu Truck South Africa
MAN Truck & BusMiX Telematics
Rex Diff and Gearbox (RDG)
Toyota SA
UD Trucks

You are all making a huge difference to the future of our industry!

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