West Yorkshire Consortium of Colleges

27 March 2023

Kirklees College paves the way for sustainable success with new Electric Vehicle Centre

Kirklees College is proud to announce the launch of its Hybrid Electrical Vehicle Centre at its Engineering Centre which has been funded through the West Yorkshire Consortium of Colleges (WYCC) Strategic Development Fund to improve 'Green Skills' in the region.

This new state-of-the-art facility has been designed to provide students with hands-on training in the latest hybrid and electric vehicle technology, preparing them for careers in the fast-growing automotive industry.

Our instructors are industry experts with years of experience in hybrid and electric vehicle repair and maintenance, and dedicated to providing students with the knowledge and skills they need to succeed.

As an educational institution, Kirklees College recognises its responsibility to promote awareness and action towards a more sustainable future, and it strives to lead by example.

Working together with colleges, educators, partners and employers, WYCC’s Green Skills Service aims to develop the green skills offer, grow internal skills and awareness and work towards Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) across the region.

David Doran, Head of Faculty for Engineering at Kirklees College said:

“Kirklees College is committed to providing its students with the most relevant and up-to-date training available and our Hybrid Electrical Vehicle Centre is just one example of our dedication to excellence. We are proud to be at the forefront of automotive education, and we look forward to seeing our students excel in this exciting and important field.”

Clair Kerry, Project Manager at the West Yorkshire Consortium of Colleges said:

"It is fantastic to see the result of investment from DfE’s Strategic Development Fund enabling vital changes to the FE curriculum. The new electric vehicle equipment and training at Kirklees College is just one example of our commitment our support for college partners with their ambitions to deliver green skills that align to the needs of learners and employers."

Find out more about Motor Vehicle study programmes at Kirklees College.


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