‘Electric’ revolution at South West College
South West College recently hosted Diagnostic Open Nights for Employers, across its three campuses in Omagh, Enniskillen and Dungannon, the aim of which was to showcase the latest technology available for the motor industry.
The events were extremely successful, with over 250 employers representing the motor vehicle industry, across Tyrone and Fermanagh.
Representatives from the motor trade industry and the College spoke about the latest technology, for example ‘particle filters’ and ‘electric vehicles’.
Stephen Carron, Vehicle Examiner with the Driver and Vehicle Agency (DVA), felt it was a very successful event and a positive experience for all involved. He said it was:
‘A great opportunity to reach out to the motor trade as a whole to help them to prepare their vehicles correctly for MOT, under the new testing regulations, and to clear up any confusion that had been perceived by members of the motor trade and the general public in the run up to these regulations being introduced’.
After the presentations there was an opportunity to view the college facilities and the various trade stands, displaying the latest industrial products, for example, WOODFORD Diagnostics, SNAP-ON Diagnostics, Transport Supplies BOSCH Diagnostics and TEXA Diagnostics.
South West College is at the forefront of the electric vehicle revolution and there were several electric vehicles on display, including market leaders Nissan Leaf (Pat Kirk, Renault Fluence (Donnelly Bros) and the new Renault Twizy (TC Autos).
Speaking at the Diagnostic Open Nights, Pat O’Hanlon, Deputy Head of Training at South West College, expressed his appreciation for the fantastic turn-out and he congratulated the motor vehicle team on their achievements. He said:
“The success of this coordinated event highlights the significance of South West College in leading the motor vehicle industry into new technologies. Going forward this success will have a positive impact on students, employers and the South West region”.
South West College is in the process of training staff in electric vehicle systems and they hope to deliver courses, from Level 1 to Level 3, in the next academic year.
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