Currently only around 3% of all vehicle technicians in the UK are trained in electric vehicles technologies.
The college is working in partnership with West Midlands Combined Authority and Duplex Business Services (DBS) to deliver a range of programmes in electric vehicle and green technologies to address this skills gap, providing people in the local community with the knowledge, skills and qualifications needed to work in this fast growing sector.
Who are the courses for?
If you are looking for a career in the automotive sector, these courses can get your career in the electric vehicle industry into gear.
The courses are aimed at anyone aged over 19 years-old looking to develop and, with programmes from beginner to advanced, there’s something for everyone whatever your current level of experience
Training takes place over five days per week and the length of the programme depends on the level of course you study.
Where can the courses lead?
This is an employment-led initiative to support people into jobs and careers in the developing automotive sector.
The courses will give you the skills you’ll need to begin a career in electric vehicle technologies.
How do I get on a course?
Training programmes start throughout the year.
When you have show an interest in a course – either by contacting us directly, through your Job Centre work coach or via Wolves at Work – you will be invited to an information session.
During the session you will be given details of training dates and guidance on funding, as well as information on further training and employment opportunities on completion of the course.
Andy Moore from the college’s Electric Vehicle and Green Technologies Centre, in Bentley Bridge, Wednesfield, and Badar Zaman, proprietor of The Mechanic automotive centre in Birmingham, took part in an episode of the Big Green Money Show which was broadcast on Friday, 17 February.
The podcast covered the availability of electric charging points for use by car owners and how the automotive industry is addressing the shortage of trained technicians qualified to work on the new generation of vehicles.
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