EV training heavily subsidised for IGA members

Courses are available at RMI Academy of Automotive Skills sites in Lincoln, Winchester, Southam and Runcorn

The Independent Garage Association (IGA) is offering a second round of heavily subsidised Hybrid/EV Level 3 courses to its members, to help improve the shortage of EV trained technicians as EVs become more prevalent.

Hybrid/Electric Vehicle Repair Level 3 courses are now available for £250, a 60 per cent reduction to the normal member price.

IGA members can book as many places as they need, and the rate will be available for the foreseeable future.

Stuart James, IGA chief executive said: “We are lobbying the government to provide more funding to upskill technicians across the sector and support garage businesses.

“However, membership retention and growth are very strong in the meantime, leaving us in the position where we can provide subsidised Hybrid/EV training to members as a thank you for their loyalty.

“The IGA offered one hundred subsidised Hybrid/EV Level 3 courses earlier this year which were fully booked within two weeks, showing that garages want to offer Hybrid/EV services to their customers but find the cost prohibitive, particularly after the earnings lost throughout COVID-19.”

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