The RMI’s Independent Garage Association (IGA) has announced a sharp increase in the number of technicians it has trained over the past year.
Year-to-date figures show that 3,500 technicians have participated in at least one of the Association’s various training programmes, which cover a number of aspects of motor vehicle maintenance, including how to safely work on modern hybrid systems.
Stuart James, IGA Director, explained: “Better informed and trained staff, as we know, helps ensure profitability and loyalty of our members’ customers. What’s more, with the continued growth in the level of technology found in modern motor vehicles, it’s imperative that technicians stay abreast of the changes, especially with a greater number of hybrid and electrical vehicles coming onto the market.
“From reviewing the statistics on numbers going through and completing our courses, we are encouraged that this is not the case, and we have the resources in place to deliver our training packages to many more.”