Auto Windscreens has opened its new Training & Innovation Academy, which is accredited by the Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI).
The facility will nurture young talent in the industry and support already trained technicians looking to develop their skills through automotive glazing IMI accreditations and NVQ assessments.
It includes a designated training room and houses new vehicles featuring the latest windscreen technology, including built-in Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), so trainees can practice complex repair and replacement techniques.
Auto Windscreens’ technical and innovation manager Tony Green is behind the Training & Innovation Academy’s development. He said: “Our technicians have always been trained to a high standard but the academy provides a renewed focus on excellence and offers learning in a vibrant, fresh environment. The centre will be used to train individuals new to the business and to develop the skills of experienced technicians in line with industry standards and advancements in technology.”
Phil O’Neill, external quality assurer at the IMI, added: “IMI training courses ensure that high standards are set and maintained across the motor industry. Auto Windscreens has a long-established reputation for training excellence and we are delighted that its new Training & Innovation Academy is now an IMI Approved Centre.”