Article sponsored by Varta
The VARTA team are delighted to announce a new suite of Battery E-Learning is now live in the VARTA Partner Portal which will complement the company’s more traditional face-to-face-training. The various E-Learning courses will complete the digital knowledge portfolio, following our YouTube-channel’s educational playlists, technical articles in the Battery World, our Battery Finder and other social media platforms.
Knowledge creates success
The company’s goal is to always provide the best user experience during its training – both online and offline. “Our E-Learning offerings are aimed at everyone who deals with batteries in their daily business”, says Ulrich Germann, Training & Technical Support Manager at the VARTA Training Academy.
“We want technicians and sales advisors, wholesalers and retailers to be able to understand the new technologies and today’s complex vehicles. We want to share our profound knowledge in a user-centric approach so that our customers can be successful in their daily business.”
Keeping up with modern technology
The first technology advancements around the battery came with the introduction of start-stop systems. Since then, fuel-saving functions go far beyond simply switching off the engine at traffic lights; many standard features are not even noticeable by the driver. For workshops to be able to repair these complex systems in the future, VARTA will continually update the training modules to ensure technicians are prepared. In addition to general topics such as “Warehousing and Storage” or the “VARTA brand and USPs”, there is also more in-depth technical material such as “Vibration Resistance” or “Deep Cycling Capabilities”.
And the next technological leap is already underway, as the role of the traditional 12V battery is more important than ever for hybrid and even pure electric vehicles. Additionally, with the latest developments in EFB and AGM batteries for heavy commercial vehicles, the technological landscape has become as complex as that of passenger cars, so well-educated employees become more and more important for a successful business.
Ready for the future: The electrification of mobility will be one the key topics in the coming years.
Expanding the range
After a successful launch, a new series on the topic of drivetrain electrification and the role of the 12V battery in electric vehicles is ready for learners in the portal. The new modules focus on differing types of vehicle technology available in the market, and the role of the 12V battery for each of these.
VARTA E-Learning courses are currently available within the VARTA Partner Portal. Registered users get access to a complete offering of digital trainings on:
1) basic battery knowledge
2) advanced passenger cars including modules on hybrids and EVs
3) heavy commercial vehicles
Simply login and click the ‘menu’ in the top left of the screen, then you have free and unlimited access to the VARTA E-Learning. Link: https://varta-partner-portal.com/
“We are very pleased to be able to support the UK and Irish aftermarkets with these free-to-access E-learning courses, and hope that technicians and factor staff find them useful and informative.” says John Rawlins, Marketing Manager UK & Ire. “Our intention is to provide bitesize online training to complement the face-to-face training we already provide; we don’t intend to stop that”.
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