Deaf students are first under the electric vehicle bonnet
Having become one of the first in the UK to deliver qualifications in electric vehicle repair and maintenance, Walsall College is now the first to have three deaf students graduate from their training.
Three deaf students at Walsall College decided they couldn’t leave without a better understanding of electric vehicles to go with their automotive qualifications. Luke Brooks, George Ferriday and Aamir Shah are now the first students in the college and in the country to complete the Level 2 electric vehicle maintenance and repair qualification.
Their training took place in the college’s new Light Electric and Alternative Fuel (LEAF) Workshop.
Curriculum Manager, Mark Pemberton said: “This is the ideal way for these students to bring their college journeys to a close. They have studied with us for three or four years, progressing through each level. Now they have the advantage of sharing their newfound expertise with employers who might not yet have trained their staff on how to service these vehicles.
“We look forward to following the trio’s progress.”
The students were able to complete the additional qualifications after receiving funding as part of their EHCP plans.
Find out more about electric/hybrid vehicle training here.