Auto Windscreens opened its new Training & Innovation Academy at Chesterfield this week, serving as a centre of excellence for vehicle glass repair technicians and fully accredited by the Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI).
The facility will nurture up and coming young talent in the industry and support already trained technicians looking to develop their skills through automotive glazing IMI accreditations and NVQ assessments. It includes a designated training room and houses new vehicles featuring the latest windscreen technology, including built-in Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), so trainees can practice complex repair and replacement techniques.
Auto Windscreens’ Technical & Innovation Manager Tony Green is behind the Training & Innovation Academy’s development. He said: “Our technicians have always been trained to a high standard but the academy provides a renewed focus on excellence and offers learning in a vibrant, fresh environment. The centre will be used to train individuals new to the business and to develop the skills of experienced technicians in line with industry standards and advancements in technology.”
Phil O’Neill, External Quality Assurer at the IMI, added: “IMI training courses ensure that high standards are set and maintained across the motor industry. Auto Windscreens has a long-established reputation for training excellence and we are delighted that its new Training & Innovation Academy is now an IMI Approved Centre.”
The opening of the centre is just the beginning of an exciting number of training developments being introduced by Auto Windscreens to promote first-rate automotive glass repairs and encourage young people into the trade.