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The group were filmed in the college’s new electric vehicle workshop, at the Wellington Road campus, talking to presenter Joe Crowley about the skills they are learning and the reasons they signed up the course.
The new courses – developed in partnership with West Midlands Combined Authority as part of its sector-based work academy programme – have been designed to support people into careers in the developing sector, with qualifications available at beginner to advanced level.
The three-to-four-week courses are free to attend and suitable for unemployed people wanting to improve their employment prospects in the automotive industry, those already working in the sector who want to upskill and gain knowledge and experience of working with electric vehicles, and people working in different industries who want to retrain to enable them to change career.
All courses are taught by IMI-qualified tutors and, depending on the level of study, cover basic electric principles, high voltage components, hazards and health and safety, electric/hybrid vehicle system layout and components, removing and replacing high voltage components and diagnostics and trouble shooting.
On completion of the course, students will gain a recognised IMI qualification, as well as a guaranteed interview with a relevant industry employer.
Get details of the electric vehicle and green technologies course here or call 01902 317710