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FIVA TRADE AND SKILLS – STRATEGY FOR 2013
FIVA Trade and Skills Working Group members and our work –
Antoon van de Veegaete (B); Joop van Veldhuizen (NL); Jos Theuns (NL); Patrick Rollet (F) and Willy Hof (D) to whom I am indebted for their wisdom, advice, enthusiasm and commitment.
Currently we are focusing our efforts on trying to identify whether Historic Vehicle (HV) enthusiasts and trade Professionals believe there are endangered Skills; Procedures & Documentation; Parts and Tools & Tooling associated with four key HV restoration disciplines (bodywork & painting; trimming & upholstery; mechanical & hydraulic services and electrical services) and, if so, to what extent.
Our revised approach during 2012 (using a multi-lingual web-based questionnaire for all ANF club members and a number of national one-to-one interviews with some Professionals) was only partially successful. The number of world-wide responses to the web-based questionnaire for individuals was disappointing whereas the limited audience (UK, Netherlands and Germany) one-to-one interviews with Professionals were quite successful. In 2013 a revised approach will be used and this is summarised below.
1. Objectives during 2013
- To publish Quick Response (QR) Codes and “tiny” URLs (for example, http://tinyurl.com/8cpqxvf) in prominent national HV journals worldwide to open up the multi-lingual web-based Individuals’ questionnaire to all HV enthusiasts.
- To request ANFs to encourage their Clubs’ engagement with the on-line Questionnaire for individuals
- To provide an on-line version of the “Professionals” questionnaire
- To analyse the responses to the on-line Individuals’ questionnaires.
- To analyse the responses to the ANFs completed Professionals’ questionnaires.
- To publish the results of the questionnaires.
- To actively encourage members of their Clubs to complete the on-line Questionnaire for individuals.
- To identify whether their HV trade Professionals believe there are endangered Skills; Procedures & Documentation; Parts and Tools & Tooling associated with four key HV restoration disciplines (bodywork & painting; trimming & upholstery; mechanical & hydraulic services and electrical services) and, if so, to what extent.
- To select, interview and complete a Professional questionnaire (probably on-line) for each of up to 50 experienced very small Trade/Professional businesses (say less than 15 employees) that have undertaken HV restorations.
- To have a single Point of Contact for the Trade and Skills project who will promote, undertake and manage the one-to-one interviews with their selected Professionals using the standard Professionals’ Questionnaire provided by FIVA.
- To put a Trade Supporters/Professionals database on their web-site.
- To use National Trade Associations and Federations, or other means, to identify organisations that are promoting, encouraging and fostering HV restoration skills preservation.
- During 1st Quarter 2013 – QR Codes and “tiny” URLs for the Individuals’ web-based questionnaire will be published in national HV journals.
- By end-July 2013 –
- i. Individuals will have been given ~6 months to complete the on-line questionnaire.
- ii. ANFs’ Trade and Skills Points of Contact need to have completed one-to-one interviews with their selected trade Professionals.
- During January to August 2013 - Analysis of individuals’ responses undertaken automatically by FIVA.
- By end-August 2013 – All responses to the ANFs’ one-to-one interviews with trade Professionals to be forwarded to FIVA.
- By end-September 2013 - Analysis of one-to-one trade Professionals responses completed (ideally with some automation).
- 1st Key Milestone – initial analysis of web-based Individuals’ Questionnaires to be available for FIVA’s General Committee meeting in June 2013.
- 2nd Key Milestone – analysis of both sets of Questionnaires to be available 3rd Qtr. 2013 in time for FIVA’s General Assembly in November 2013.
3. Promotion and Motivation
- This new approach was announced to ANFs at the FIVA General Assembly in October 2012.
- To encourage participation by trade Professionals each one interviewed to be advised that they can have the results of the survey within their country, a summary of the opinions of Professionals from other countries within their Continent and be provided with a copy of FIVA’s Charter of Turin.
- ANFs should promote the questionnaires by the use of ANF Newsletters/Magazines and sympathetic Historic Vehicle magazines.
4. Monitoring of Progress
- FIVA to monitor the automatic analysis of responses to the national journals’ QR Codes and “tiny” URLs.
- FIVA to monitor and analyse the responses provided by the ANFs from their one-to-one interviews with trade Professionals.
5. Future Objectives
- Where there are endangered skills identified ANFs then need to identify how they can reduce gaps between demand and supply.
- FIVA and the ANFs should form partnerships with Manufacturers (FIVA) and key Professional Associations and Federations (ANFs).
- FIVA and ANFs need to highlight the “Bigger Picture” with their hopes and aspirations.
For example –
The enthusiasts need to be able to repair; maintain; restore and drive their historic vehicles.
The Professionals need to employ skilled craftsmen and ensure the availability of relevant skills; documentation, procedures, parts and tooling.
The Trainers need to provide trained and skilled craftsmen.
The ANFs need to quantify the contributions of their historic vehicle movement to their National economies.
- I will continue to hold Trade & Skills Working Group meetings at least twice yearly to maintain direction, momentum and monitor progress.
FIVA Director for Trade and Skills