Schaeffler has revealed its REPXPERT Academy Live training event returned on Saturday 21st May, with it being described as a success.
Held at Bridgend College STEAM Academy, both professional vehicle technicians and garage owners took full advantage of a full day of training sessions and workshop demonstrations.
The bespoke training included two Schaeffler technical sessions from REPXPERT’s Simon Cooper and Tim Adams, delivering sessions on double clutch and timing belt drive systems respectively. Business focused advice was provided by special guests Hayley Pells and Tim Benson, who got attendees thinking with their ‘Pathway to EV’ and ‘Upsell your skillset’ sessions.
Schaeffler Sales & Marketing Director, Matt Selby, said; “The purpose of our REPXPERT Academy Live events is to encourage workshops to stay ahead of the game in an ever-changing market. Our principal objective is to motivate both technicians and garage owners to become personally invested in improving both their technical and management skills in order to protect their reputations and the future of not only their individual businesses, but of the independent sector as a whole.
“We have been chomping at the bit to relaunch our Academy Live events, so as soon as all restrictions were removed, and the STEAM Academy offered us their amazing venue, we thought it was the right time to get back on the road. This decision was completely vindicated by the feedback we received from all those attending, along with the enthusiasm with which they embraced the training. The Academy Live format is a proven success, and with the great relationships we’ve developed with IMI affiliated colleges around the country, we now have a lot of options available to us in terms of excellent hosting venues. As this event was in the south, we will no doubt be looking to hold the next REPXPERT Academy Live in a more northerly region.”
REPXPERT and FAG Product Specialist, James Mainwaring, added: “The STEAM lecture theatre provided a fantastic location to reintroduce the event, and provided a great opportunity for us to update technicians as to how they can better themselves and the services their garages offer. It was also clear that the attendees really took this on board and appreciated the help we can give them and the solutions we can highlight.”