Signed and Sealed

NADA University is well on its way to Australia after a ceremonial signing at the Convention in July.

Stakeholders from the National Automobile Dealer Association (NADA), the MTA Institute of Technology (MIT) and the AADA made history at this year’s Convention with the ceremonial signing of documents to bring NADA University to Australia.

As reported in the last issue of Automotive Dealer, NADA University will give Australian dealerships access to new opportunities for increasing knowledge and adding valuable skills to their team. NADA University, which already provides the US automotive and truck industries with the most comprehensive source of web-based education and training, has generated a lot of interest from Australian Dealers.

Jim Phillips, the Director of Custom Education Delivery at NADA Dealer Academy was present at the Convention, and revisited Australia in late August to help facilitate the training of Australia’s NADA University instructors.

The AADA will initially offer three new training programs for the Dealer industry, commencing in the New Year. The NADA University programs will be offered under an exclusive licensing arrangement between NADA and AADA and will be available across Australia.

As part of the landmark agreement, Dealers will have access to:

  • Service Department Operations Management
    Foundations to New and Used Vehicle Management
    Advanced New and Used Vehicle Management

Whilst the first mentioned course is a three day intensive qualification, the latter two will run for two days.

The signing of the documents, which was done in front of an audience of delegates, marks an exciting time not only for Australian Dealers, but the AADA, as its relationship with NADA strengthens.

‘It is hoped that bringing NADA University to Oz will become just one of many exciting collaborative efforts between the two Associations’ said AADA CEO Patrick Tessier.

Training for the qualifications, which is due to commence in January 2015, is generating a lot of enquiries and even pre-bookings.

Dealers interested in forward-booking before January and being amongst the first to receive training are encouraged to act now.

For full details of the program or to make a booking, please contact info@aada.asn.au

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