“A Manchester-based battery firm is helping motor vehicle students in Bradford power through their training.
Platinum International, based in Trafford Park, has donated a heavy duty car battery to Bradford College in West Yorkshire.
The battery will be used by trainee motor mechanics at the college, which is one of the largest in the country.
Philip McLoughlin of Bradford College’s thanked the company for its support, which he said will improve the learners’ experience when servicing vehicles and help prepare them for life in industry.
“We are extremely grateful to Platinum for their generosity,” he said.
“Having this means we can offer the learners within the department a more realistic work task and enhances their learning experience.
“The donation also allow us to expand our links with industry and manufacturing of vehicle service parts in particular.”
Mark Higson, Marketing Director, Platinum International said “It’s important to always give back to the local community and further educate them. As we want the continuity of the aftermarket to constantly flourish, we must always invest at the youth level.”
The battery will help learners to carry out light checks because the cars that the learners practise on in the workshop are generally from scrap yards the batteries often do not work, making light checks impossible.
The new Platinum battery will be mounted on a trolley so it can be moved around the workshops and used on any vehicle.
As well as handing over the battery free of charge, Platinum also invited staff from Bradford College to attend a training session where they can learn about the latest battery technology and, in turn, pass that onto students.
Bradford College offers a range of motor vehicle courses at various levels, both full and part-time. Anyone interested should see the college website, call 01274 433 333