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IMI calls for mechanics to be licenced

IMI (Institute for the Motor Industry) has written to the first minister Nicola Sturgeon, asking the Scottish Parliament to support a License to Practice for car mechanics and for the SNP to take up the issue in Westminster. Prior to the General Election – IMI asked the Scottish parliament to consider legislation independently but since the publication of the Scotland […]

IMI calls for impartial advice

Steve Nash, chief executive of the Institute for the Motor Industry, is calling for government and education bodies to ensure that schools are giving the most impartial advice to young people. This comes now that the mandatory education or training participation age is now raised to 18. ‘It is fantastic that young people now need to continue in some form […]

Bodyshop eLearning gets industry backing

The IMI have launched a suite of eLearning resources to support body repair and paint apprenticeships at five road show events around the UK. The IMI’s new eLearning resources for students studying Body Repair, Paint and MET received a strong vote of confidence from over 100 training providers, who attended the events.  The platform uses a blend of multimedia learning […]

IMI questions apprenticeship target

Chief executive of the Institute of the Motor Industry welcomes the ambitious target of the new Government – but questions whether it’s achievable Steve Nash, CEO of the Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI), welcomes the ambitious goal of the new Government to see more apprenticeships created than ever before. But, with data from the Skills Funding Agency suggesting that […]

IMI experts visit South Africa

IMI experts have visited South Africa in order to build relationships with the country’s Retail Motor Industry Organisation (RMI). The institute will also share expertise on apprenticeships, training and qualifications with state officials. During the visit IMI’s Dr Paul Spear, was a keynote speaker at the RMI ‘Rewards Just Ahead’ conference held during Automechanika, Johannesburg on the 9 May. Dr […]

Competition heating up at 2015 Skill Auto

The IMI Skill Auto 2015 heats are now underway, kick-starting today at the Eyebox, Coventry. The competition is run by the Institute of the Motor Industry and aims to find the top new talent within the automotive body repair, vehicle refinishing and automotive technology industry. Having already completed an online knowledge test, the qualifying technicians will compete in one of […]

Vehicle Technician licensing awaits election result

Major party leaders have presented opposing stances on licensing automotive technicians to the IMI This suggests that the future of the issue may rest on the results of the most closely fought election battle in a generation. Parties were responding to a letter from IMI CEO Steve Nash, which explained that anyone can work on a car commercially without qualification […]

IMI opens award nominations

Nominations for the 2015 IMI Outstanding Achievers Awards are now open. The Outstanding Achievers Awards celebrate the achievements of IMI learners, accredited individuals and automotive professionals within the UK retail motor industry. This year’s event will be held at Silverstone race circuit in the world famous wing facility on 22 October, and will be attended by HRH Prince Michael of […]

IMI takes diagnostic training online

IMI has launched a series of online vehicle diagnostics training modules, funded by digital solutions charity Jisc. The resources will be free to access through the IMI’s eLearning platform, acquired in 2014 by the IMI. They are aimed at individuals with a background in car maintenance and level three qualifications, providing technicians with an opportunity to brush up their diagnostic […]

ARI returns as IMI sponsor

The Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) has announced that fleet management company ARI has returned to sponsor the IMI membership card. ARI is one of the largest privately held vehicle fleet management services company in the world. It has a workforce of more than 2,800 people, in offices throughout the US, Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico, the UK and Europe, […]

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