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RMI Newsflash – Invitation to Future Skills Round Table Event in the Automotive Industry




Invitation to Future Skills Round Table Event in the Automotive Industry

Dear Valued Member,

We are delighted to extend an invitation to you for the upcoming Round Table Event titled “Future Skills in the Automotive Industry” scheduled to take place on Monday, the 20th of November 2023.

The event will be hosted at the Motheo TVET College’s Gate Way Restaurant in Bloemfontein. The restaurant is situated at the Hospitality Campus of the Motheo TVET College. Corner of Oliver Tambo & Goddart Street in Bloemfontein.
This collaborative initiative is brought to you by Motheo TVET College and the Retail Motor Industry Organisation (RMI), cooperating under the esteemed banner of the Initiative for Responsible Economy South Africa ( IRESA). IRESA is a voluntary network of business and trade organisations cooperating on a national and regional level in the TVET sector. RMI is one of the cooperating partners of IRESA.

The event promises to be an engaging platform for industry professionals, educators, and enthusiasts alike to delve into the dynamic landscape of the automotive sector and explore the evolving skill sets required for the future.
Event Details:
– Date: Monday, 20th November 2023
– Time: 12:30-15:00
– Venue: Motheo TVET College, Gate Way Restaurant, Entrance via the -Hospitality Campus of the Motheo TVET College, Bloemfontein


12:30 – 13:00 Networking Lunch
13:00 – 13:10 Opening Remarks by Professor Phutsisi Principal Motheo TVET College
13:10 – 13:20 Future Skills Needed in the Automotive Industry by COO Jan Schoeman (RMI)
13:20 – 13:30 What is the IRESA Network and how can companies and the TVET Sector benefit.
13:30 – 13:40 Industry Exposure for Lecturers of the Motheo TVET College
13:40- 13:50 Internships for students and the value for companies and the TVET sector
13:50- 14:00 Cooperation potential between Motheo TVET College and the Automotive Industry
14:00-15:00  Discussion Round
Key Highlights:

Guest Speaker: We are honored to announce that Mr. Jan Schoeman, the Chief Operations Manager of RMI, will be our distinguished guest speaker. With his wealth of experience and insightful perspectives, Mr. Schoeman will share valuable insights into the future skills that will shape the automotive industry.

Networking Opportunities:

Engage in meaningful discussions with industry leaders, educators, and peers. This event provides an excellent platform to build connections, exchange ideas, and foster collaborations.
Initiative for Responsible Economy: Learn more about the Initiative for Responsible Economy South Africa and how it is actively contributing to the responsible growth and development of the automotive sector.
To confirm your attendance, please RSVP by Friday, the 17th of November by clicking on the following link: Future Skills 20.11.2023 (

We look forward to your participation in this enlightening event that promises to chart the course for the future of skills in the automotive industry. Your presence will undoubtedly contribute to the success of this initiative.
Should you have any inquiries, please feel free to contact Mr Thomas Hirl, the TVET Partnership Manager at 084 434 9884 and/or email:
Thank you for your time, and we anticipate welcoming you at the Future Skills Round Table Event.






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