Scarborough TEC £90,000 funding to provide electric vehicle training

Scarborough TEC is to benefit from more than £92,000 funding to provide electric vehicle training.

Thursday, 8th October 2020, 2:55 pm
Updated Thursday, 8th October 2020, 2:58 pm
Scarborough TEC's Automotive, Construction & Engineering Centre that will house the new electric vehicle training equipment.

Scarborough TEC will receive money secured by the York & North Yorkshire Local Enterprise Partnership from the government’s Getting Building Fund.

News of funding for the green schemes coincides with today’s Clean Air Day, which promotes improved air quality across the UK.

Scarborough TEC will receive £92,620 investment for their electric and green skills project.

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This will support the purchase of electric vehicle / training equipment to enable low carbon motor vehicle maintenance courses and charging bays will be installed in the college’s existing Automotive, Construction and Engineering Centre.

The centre was also part-funded with money secured by the York & North Yorkshire Local Enterprise Partnership and opened in June

2019, to promote green transport education and training and employability.

In addition, the project will provide new engineering technologies, to introduce hybrid/electric transport courses.

Ann Hardy, Principal of Scarborough TEC, said: "The electric vehicles will be a fantastic addition to the resources at Scarborough TEC.

"The vehicles will provide the latest in electric vehicle technology to help us train the future professionals of the industry in preparation for changes in the motor industry to meet environmental needs."

Sam Alexander, Chairman of the York & North Yorkshire Local Enterprise Partnership Skills and Employability Board, which endorsed funding for both colleges, said: “The projects at York College and Scarborough TEC both offer fantastic opportunities for young people.

"Both are addressing a skills shortage in our region around low carbon electric vehicle maintenance, which is an important, developing sector.

"We are pleased to endorse both projects, which align so closely with the LEP’s good growth ambitions, and our vision for a greener, fairer, stronger economy.”

York College will receive £150,000 to increase technical skills capabilities in electric vehicle technologies.

This project will support low carbon electric vehicle skills development through an extension to existing workshop space and state-of-the-art technologies at the college.

Ten projects in York & North Yorkshire had £15.4m of investment agreed in principle in August to receive Getting Building Fund money.

Final funding decisions are due to be completed by the LEP before the end of 2020.

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