The Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) has addressed the urgency for EV training by partnering with e-learning training experts, VOCANTO.
The partnership will see more than 45 of the IMI’s EV and Light Vehicle modules launched to the IMI’s network of approved training centres at the start of 2021. Further modules will be scheduled for launch through the year for other areas of automotive training.
Steve Nash, CEO of the IMI, explained why the partnership has come at such a critical time: “Currently around 5% of UK automotive technicians are adequately trained to work on electric vehicles. The need to ramp-up this number was already taxing the best minds in the automotive sector; but that became even more urgent when the Government confirmed the new date of 2030 for the ban on the sale of new petrol and diesel cars last month. The challenge – and especially while social distancing remains such an important factor for everyone’s health – is how to make this training as accessible as possible to those who need it.
“VOCANTO is already well established as a market-leading eLearning tool in a number of sectors. Integrating the IMI training content into this platform therefore makes huge sense and we are excited to be rolling this out to our approved training centres from the beginning of next year.”