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HaynesPro drives skills development through donations

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A big thank you to HaynesPro, which continues to support our efforts to upskill industry members through its donation of HaynesPro WorkshopData software licenses. This software offers a single pathway to OEM-based technical data covering 70 car manufacturers, enabling workshops to offer excellent service without compromising OEM warranty cover.

Last month, the company donated licenses to BCS Training Academy, a renowned preferred training facility offering automotive commercial vehicle apprentice training and non-technical training programmes. The academy’s Kowie Botha says that the donation is greatly appreciated, and has proved a great help in teaching trainees and workshop owners how to accurately invoice customers for repairs. It is also useful for teaching mechanics who are guided by repair manuals how to do repairs according to international standards. 

This is HaynesPro’s second donation: the first was made four years ago, to the College of Cape Town, where the software made it possible for trainees to access up-to-date technical and electrical information so that they were better equipped to solve electrical faults in the workshop environment. This is thanks to the software’s maintenance of schedules, repair information and wiring diagrams, as well as the VESA Guided Diagnostic System.

This ability is becoming increasingly important as cars become more technologically and electronically advanced. Having access to HaynesPro software means that apprentices are familiar with these systems when they enter the workplace, making them more employable. The licenses, therefore, help to boost vocational training, which is critical as the industry strives to upskill workers. Moreover, because the HaynesPro system is cloud-based, trainees can use it outside of the workshop environment, providing an additional income stream. 

HaynesPro has agreed to donate licenses to an additional three service providers so that more trainees can enjoy the same benefits.