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23rd Jun, 2021

Hatchbacks sought in drive to train new mechanics

Rob George 27th May, 2021

UNWANTED motor vehicles are being sought by Evesham College chiefs to help drive the next generation of skilled mechanics.

Students at Evesham College, part of the WCG Group, require a range of vehicles and parts to develop their skills on the path to becoming qualified mechanics.

To that end, Evesham College has issued a call for any unwanted vehicles to be donated to support its motor vehicles courses.

The pandemic has seen a reduction in the number of vehicles donated but the college still requires a regular supply of vehicles to train the automotive technicians of tomorrow.

Small hatchbacks are particularly in demand to allow students to regularly practice maintenance skills and boost knowledge of mechanics.

But a range of vehicle types are also necessary to ensure students are up-to-speed with the varied challenges different vehicle types will bring when out in the workplace.

The motor vehicle department at the WCG is hoping to encourage people to consider not scrapping vehicles after failing a MOT and instead donate to support the development of skilled individuals who will soon work in garages across the region.

Donations could be from garages in the areas around each of the college sites, company cars from businesses or the general public.

Lee Kirk, Head of the Motor Vehicle Department at WCG said: “It has been more difficult for us to access a regular stream of vehicle donations over the past year due to the pandemic.

“With regular access to different types of vehicles we can build students’ knowledge base, repair skills and better prepare them for the world of work.

“Students at Evesham College would be extremely grateful for any donations from people living in the town and wider Worcestershire region.

“We hope people will think twice about scrapping a vehicle and instead contact one of our colleges to see if that vehicle could be of use.

“Every year we all turn to the support of a skilled mechanic, be that for a MOT or important repairs on a vehicle.

“By donating to our college courses, people will be supporting the growth of more skilled individuals to work in garages and businesses across the Midlands.”

Call Joshua Saul from the motor vehicle department on 0330 135 6711 or e-mail jsaul@warwickshire.ac.uk for more.

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