Motor vehicle students at Northampton College will be able to refine their skills on up-to-date equipment following a generous donation of bumpers, starter motors, turbos, fan belts and steering racks.
“I came here 20 years ago and now my son comes here, so I just saw an opportunity to actually give back to the community. I spoke to the guys in the workshops and they were over the moon. There is a complete array of stock items so it should come in useful.
“From my previous experience, actually seeing a physical item rather than looking at a picture has a massive benefit to the students. I learned by how I touch things and see things in real-time so I’m hoping that will benefit them in that sense.”
The old parts are ideal for students to practice on and hone their skills as they prepare for a career in workshops and garages.
LKQ Euro Car Parts has a distribution centre in St James Mill Road, Northampton.
Pat Brennan-Barrett, principal of Northampton College, said:
“It’s always a pleasure to welcome back our former students and we are extremely grateful for this generous donation from Ryan at the team at LKQ Euro Car Parts. This will make a real difference to our motor vehicle department as it is so important for students to be working on modern equipment in a rapidly changing industry where technology is evolving every single day.”
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