Isuzu East Africa’s Drivers Academy held its fifth graduation that saw over thirty seven (37) truck drivers get certified including seven (7) women from the Bamburi Cement Program – Women on Wheels (WoW). The program is a collaboration between Isuzu EA and Bamburi Cement.
The move is geared to enhance driving skills, increase employability, and strengthen road safety on Kenyan roads.
Speaking during the graduation ceremony, Isuzu EA’s Managing Director – Rita Kavashe applauded the graduates adding that the trainings at the Academy were also expected to translate to enhanced customer experiences hence increased retention of Isuzu customers,
“Today marks a positive step forward for the Isuzu EA fraternity as we remain confident that the newly certified drivers – will indeed build on our commitment to provide reliable, efficient transport services to Kenyans,” Kavashe said.
She added that the training demonstrates Isuzu EA’s investment in capacity building for the drivers in the transport sector besides progressively fulfilling the promise of being the region’s Trusted Logistics Partner.
On his part Bamburi Cement’s Group CEO Mohit Kapoor noted the significance of increasing the number of women truck drivers across Kenya courtesy of the Women on Wheels (WoW) program. Since the beginning of the WoW program in December 2021, over 30 women have graduated into the truck driving profession.
“The private sector needs to attract more female drivers into the profession by treating them as capable and valued professional drivers. We are committed to working with our partners to scale this initiative and close the gender gap in the driver profession as part of our sustainability programs under Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI), and Health, Safety and Environment Agenda.”
The Isuzu Drivers Academy continues to ensure that Isuzu customers not only acquire the right vehicles to meet their transport needs, but also qualified and trained drivers.
Established in 2019, the Academy is also keen to ensure that drivers undergo rigorous training on the right motoring values, thus contributing significantly to the national goals of strengthening Road Safety.