Skills Development


The aim of the Skills Development Programme is to deploy skills interventions that translate into benefits in the workplace. The people-related aspects of B-BBEE are a key priority that cross-cuts these programmes.

Quarterly Best Practice Sessions

Labour stability and employee productivity are two key issues in the automotive sector. The DAC conducts quarterly workshops on Human Resources Development Best Practices to enable firms to bolster their employee and labour productivity, commitment, and improve their industrial relations. These quarterly sessions are conducted in conjunction with the Skills Development Programme TSC which is responsible for the oversight and guidance of activities in this programme to ensure they reach their objectives.

Executive Development Programme

Acknowledging the need for skills development at the most senior level of DAC member firms, the DAC Executive Development Programme in the form of an annual seminar series has been developed to assist firm executives to engage with strategic and emergent issues of relevance to the sector.

Management Development Programme

The objective of the Management Development Programme is to equip automotive managers with the necessary competence to not only implement their organisations’ strategic objectives, but to help them build their skills in managing people.

Graduate Development Programme

This Graduate Development Programme is aimed recent graduates new to the automotive industry, equipping them with a broad understanding of the automotive industry.

Team Leader Training

Team Leader training empowers first line managers to assume responsibility and drive change within their organisations through a clear set of best practice principles. The NQF level 3 aligned learnership is aimed at team leaders who are or will be responsible for leading a team in meeting defined objectives.

Youth Development Programme

The Youth Development Programme is aimed specifically at developing the youth within the automotive sector, as well as potential new entrants into the industry. Ensuring that the pipeline of potential employees is robust is important for the sustainability of the automotive industry.