Sunderland College have had a top-of-the-range car donated to them by a national retailer to help develop the next generation of motoring technicians.
The donation of an Audi A3 was made by Lookers Wearside Audi for use by students studying a range of technical diplomas.
The Audi will be based at the College’s City Campus and will allow students to get to grips with all aspects of the car as they work to improve their maintenance and repair techniques.
Mel Reed, Curriculum Leader Automotive Engineering at Sunderland College, said:
“Sunderland College Automotive Engineering department are delighted to have received a donation of an Audi A3 from Wearside Audi. This vehicle will help to give our students hands-on experience on up-to-date models, which is invaluable to the learning journey of our students.”
Students study a range of key skills throughout their course, which covers every component of the car, from the tyres to the sat-nav. They also learn how to remove, refit and adjust all systems.
Paul Anderson, Aftersales Manager at Wearside Audi, said:
“It’s vitally important to the future of the motor industry that we as retailers do what we can to encourage young people to consider a career as a vehicle technician. Today’s modern cars come equipped with a whole host of new technologies, much of which appeal to today’s young minds. Which is why we are pleased to be able to provide a working model for students at Sunderland College to work on.”