Mobia, the joint umbrella organization by car federation Febiac, rental car federation Renta, and mobility federation Traxio, will launch a new education program in September to help future automotive and mobility managers. Together, they establish the Automotive Management School to prepare future managers for the challenges of the sector.
The car sector is changing rapidly, and the actual business models are under pressure. Changes in the supply chain, the advent of zero-emission vehicles, electrification, and new regulation all require a different approach to sales and after-sales.
Multimodality and car-sharing
The sector also notices a change in consumer behavior. Today, people focus more on multimodality and sustainability, and there is a slow but steady shift from car ownership to car-sharing.
“This means we have to rethink our actual business models,” explains Dennis Gorteman, CEO of D’Ieteren Auto, in Mobia’s press release. “In the future, we will probably employ fewer people. It’s not really that bad, but everybody in the sector must get the chance to adjust, innovate, and transform.”
That is why mobility federation Mobia launches a new education program for talents who want to contribute to this change in September. Participants will be trained in sustainability, consumer behavior, and leadership. They’ll also get financial know-how and be trained to develop new visions. It’s an all-round training package that prepares them for the sector’s future.
The training is practically oriented: during the training, participants will be supported to work out a future vision for their own project. Educam will take care of the practical organization of the lessons. The Brussels Management School ICHEC will also put its shoulders to the wheel.
Febiac, Renta, and Traxio have joined forces to form Mobia. Together they focus on common files for the entire mobility sector. Mobia represents more than 10 000 companies and 160 000 employees.