CFAO Suzuki graduates female technicians
CFAO’s Suzuki Empower Her programme on December 15, 2022, graduated its first set of female automotive technicians in its maiden edition after four months of intensive training.
During the graduation ceremony, the General Manager, Aissatou Diouf, stated that she envisaged a successful long-term partnership that would empower the female gender beyond training and emphasised the need for consistency.
“We don’t want to just train them and let them go. We need to do a lot of things to empower them more. It has to be something consistent, not to show that we are doing something but to know that Suzuki by CFAO has empowered women.”
The ceremony, which was held at the Suzuki by CFAO showroom at Akin Adesola, was themed “Getting Ready for the Future” and started off with a question-and-answer session with the finance director of CFAO Mobility, Helene Paradisi, and the GM of Suzuki by CFAO, Aissatou Diouf.
The graduands were awarded certificates, and the two best-performing students were granted an internship opportunity with Suzuki by the CFAO.
The SEH programme is an industry initiative that further reiterates a commitment to allowing women to grow and make a mark in the automotive industry, which is predominantly male-driven.
The SEH programme seeks to empower women in the automotive sector by offering free training to individuals who don’t have the resources but want to begin and advance their careers as technicians.
Recall that on August 1, 2022, Suzuki, CFAO Nigeria, and Automedics Limited signed a Memorandum of Understanding to commence the Suzuki Empower Her programme that ended last November.
During the signing of the MoU that heralded the new partnership, Aissatou Diouf expressed her appreciation to the Automedics team for offering value to the girl child and shared her delight in supporting the ongoing work in her capacity.