Weymouth College officially opens new motor vehicle workshop facilities

Weymouth College officially opens new motor vehicle workshop facilities

Published by Maria Greenwood at 10:52am 20th November 2019.

You can now learn engineering for electric and hybrid cars at Weymouth College.

The college has unveiled it's new, upgraded workshop, kitted out for working on hybrid and electric vehicles.

A £250,000 grant from Dorset Local Enterprise Partnership went towards the upgrade, including new ramps, tools shelving and work-desks.

DCCI chief executive Ian Girling

Dorset LEP Board Member, Ian Girling (pictured above) said:

"This project has provided Weymouth College with fantastic facilities at the cutting edge of hybrid and electric vehicle engineering and manufacturing. 

"There is already a thriving advanced engineering and manufacturing (AEM) sector in Dorset. 

"These new facilities will give our next generation pioneering tools and teaching which will benefit our local economy and national vision for the future of transport."

There's now a dedicated hybrid section of the workshop. 

Weymouth College

Brian Oman, Head of Engineering at Weymouth College said:

"The physical rebuild and refit of the motor vehicle workshop is now complete and ready for our students.

"This milestone - together with the continuing arrival of the enhanced motor fleet - has created a great air of anticipation amongst our current motor vehicle engineering students at all study levels."

Matt Prosser

Matt Prosser, Chief Executive of Dorset Council (pictured above) said:

"Dorset Council's vision is for Dorset to be a great place to live, work and visit. 

"We live in a fabulous county and in order to keep that unique environment we need to look after it; one way we can do this is by reducing our carbon output.

"As the electric motor vehicle industry opens up, Weymouth College is equipping young people with the skills to be able to compete in future markets, adding value to Dorset's economy."