Modern day mechanics at Northampton College will accelerate their learning in state-of-the-art workshops thanks to a donation of three up-to-date cars from a county motor company. Wellingborough-based recycling company Auto Spares has gifted the college three up-to-date vehicles, so student mechanics have the chance to practice working on cars they are more likely to encounter in their future employment. The donated vehicles include two 2008 Polos and one 2001 Fiat Punto, with the market value of each vehicle rounding up to £1,000. Auto Spares have also taken away some of the college’s outdated vehicles and will continue to refresh the stock available to students. Robert Austin, co-director of Auto Spares, said: “Technology in vehicles is always changing so it’s vital students become familiar with modern car engines and all the equipment that accompanies newer models. We’re pleased we’ve been able to help Northampton’s mechanics of the future by providing them with some newer cars to work on.
“We recognise that hardworking mechanics with good skills and knowhow are vital nowadays which is why we decided to donate these cars.”
Motor vehicle engineering tutor, Stephen Smith, said: “It’s so important our students have access to modern cars to enable them to practice and develop their skills on machinery they are likely to come into contact with day in, day out in the workplace. We’re extremely grateful to Auto Spares for their kind donation and we’re sure this will make a real difference to our students throughout the duration of their course.” For more information, or to apply for a course at Northampton College starting this September, visit www.northamptoncollege.ac.uk