IGA introduces further EV training
- 2 November 2021
- Posted by: Alan Feldberg
- Category: News
The Independent Garage Association (IGA) is offering a second round of heavily subsidised hybrid/EV Level 3 courses to its members.
It hopes this will go some way to addressing the shortage of EV trained technicians as EVs become more prevalent.
Hybrid/Electric Vehicle Repair Level 3 courses are now available for £250, a 60% reduction to the normal member price. IGA members can book as many places as they need, and the rate will be available for the foreseeable future.
Stuart James, IGA chief executive, said: “We are lobbying the government to provide more funding to upskill technicians across the sector and support garage businesses. However, membership retention and growth are very strong in the meantime, leaving us in the position where we can provide subsidised hybrid/EV training to members as a thank you for their loyalty.
“The IGA offered one hundred subsidised hybrid/EV Level 3 courses earlier this year which were fully booked within two weeks, showing that garages want to offer Hybrid/EV services to their customers but find the cost prohibitive, particularly after the earnings lost throughout COVID-19.”
Courses are available throughout the country at RMI Academy of Automotive Skills sites in Lincoln, Winchester, Southam and Runcorn.
Members can book their course by calling the IGA Member Helpline on 01788 225 908.