CDK Ireland is partnering with Cork Institute of Technology CIT to help train the next generation of automotive industry professionals. The partnership builds on the company’s long tradition of supporting retailers in the wider Munster region and is expected to continue for at least the next five years.
As part of the collaboration, CDK Ireland is providing user licences for its Autoline Drive dealer management system (DMS), for use by students on the Automotive Technology and Management (BSc) course. CDK Ireland also provides training and delivers lectures on how to use the system to support a variety of everyday dealership operations.
Many students returning from work placements in the motor industry have reported receiving offers of permanent employment prior to graduation. Automotive retailers have been impressed with their fundamental knowledge of the CDK software, which is installed in many automotive franchises with CIT also receiving an increasing number of requests from employers to join the work placement programme.