FOURTH RMI SKILLS ACADEMY OPENS

The fourth RMI Academy of Automotive Skills training site has opened in Lincoln, with the ribbon being cut by local MP Karl McCartney.

Karl McCartney and Stuart James

This new facility is part of the RMI’s plan to address the skills shortage in the automotive industry by providing affordable, high quality training for garages on a more local basis.

Stuart James, RMI Director comments: “As the 2030 ban on the sale of new petrol and diesel cars approaches, the lack of technicians skilled in hybrid and electric vehicle repair is one of the biggest threats to this plan.

READ: NEW RMI TRAINING CENTRE TO OPEN

“We would like to thank Mr McCartney for supporting our efforts in this step forward to provide the skills needed for technicians in the local community to repair the growing number of hybrid and electric vehicles on our roads.”

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MP for Lincoln Karl McCartney comments: “I am absolutely delighted to see a new training centre for automotive technicians opening within my constituency, offering as it does a wonderful opportunity for young people in our community to learn skills that will support them for the rest of their lives.

“But by partnering a fantastic long-standing local firm with a dedicated expert professional body, to focus on Hybrid and EV vehicle training, this particular centre also puts Lincoln at the cutting edge of technology.

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