1st October 2022

Businesses urged to grasp growth opportunity at electric vehicle event

A BMW Electric Vehicle in the labs at Camborne

Businesses urged to grasp growth opportunity at electric vehicle event

Businesses from the Automotive and Electrical sectors across Cornwall are being invited to a special electric vehicle taster event.

CCB Training part of The Cornwall College Group (TCCG), is hosting a free-to-attend taster event on Tuesday 12th October 6pm-8pm at Cornwall College St Austell’s brand-new Electric Vehicle Training Centre.

“Through our EV Project – ‘Skills Accelerator Development Fund, Electric Vehicle,’ we have invested £1.2 million in new Electric Vehicle training opportunities at our St Austell and Camborne campuses.” Stated Steve Caldwell, Electric Vehicle Project Manager, TCCG.

“Now that our brand-new Electric Vehicle Training Centre is complete we are delighted to welcome the auto and electrical sectors to tour our EV workshop learning zone plus, have a go in our exciting Electude Electric/hybrid learning lab.” explained Steve.

Attendees at the event will hear from industry experts about how the Automotive sector is changing at an electrifying pace in readiness for the 2030 cut off for sales of petrol and diesel vehicles in the UK.

Guest speakers including, John Evans, TCCG’s Principal and Chief Executive, speaking about the scale of our commitment to, and investment in, EV training facilities and technology.

Tim Bryant, BYD Europe, with his expert insight of electric vehicles from his time working with Tesla and now with BYD and Matthew Trevaskis, founder of EcoDrive and Drivenergy, discussing EV charge point opportunities.

There will also be insights into CCB’s Automotive Business Grants. Whether you’re employed, self-employed, or owning a garage, you can claim up to £300 per person, per day of training.

“This is a fantastic opportunity not to be missed,” explained Steve “but hurry, the grants end in December 2022.”

“All our motor vehicle staff have undertaken training to give them the skills and knowledge to deliver a suite of new EV courses,” continued Steve.

New courses now available at the Electric Vehicle Training Centre include:

  • Level 1 award in electrical/hybrid vehicle awareness
  • Level 2 award in electrical/ hybrid vehicle hazard management
  • Level 3 award in electrical/hybrid vehicle system repair and replacement
  • Level 4 award in diagnosis, testing, and repair of electric/hybrid vehicles and components.

For more information or to book a place at CCB Training’s Plug into the future: An EV taster event contact 0330 123 2523, evtraining@cornwall.ac.uk or book online www.ccbtraining.co.uk/events/plug-into-the-future-an-ev-taster-evening/




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