On November 3rd Inalfa Roof Systems has signed the new collaboration agreement with ACE and confirmed her commitment for the next 3 years. Inalfa is one of the leading automotive companies who will be intensifying the cooperation with ACE and the automotive academies in the coming years. Because of the improving economy and the turbulent developments in the automotive sector, there is a continuous growing need for automotive engineers. Together with 3 automotive academies, companies are restarting the cooperation with the aim to educate more and better students, improve education and reinforce research.
Other leading companies already took this step:
Arval, Bosch Transmission Technology, DAF Trucks, Hyster-Yale, Mitsubishi Turbocharger and Engine Europe, Nooteboom Trailers, Pon, Sensata and the VDL groep have extended their partnership in 2016 as well. Also new partners such as Punch Powertrain, Valeo, VB-Airsuspension and B-style have a close collaboration via ACE in terms of the automotive education. The current number of ACE preferred partners is now 14.
Because of the improving economy and the turbulent developments in the automotive sector, there is a continuous growing need for automotive engineers. This does not only relate to the complexity of cars itself, but also the link between the cars, the connection between cars and their environment and finally because of the ongoing pressure to produce in a cost efficient manner. This all leads to the situation that the need for this type of engineers stays high. The industry needs more automotive engineers who are capable of understanding and interpreting the complex challenges in the area of concepts of transportation, sustainability and technology. As well as engineers who are capable of working in teams with other professionals to come to professional solutions.
ACE is a partnership of 3 Dutch automotive academies (Hogeschool Arnhem/Nijmegen, Fontys Hogescholen en Hogeschool Rotterdam) working together with the business. The mutual aim is the following: more and better students, better education and knowledge development by means of research. ACE has the goal to create synergy in the area of the quality of education, structural cooperation with the business, integration of business assignments within the institute of education, talent program, improvement of inflow, reduction of students ceasing their education and creating of new research activities.