IMI turns up the power on EV training in partnership with VOCANTO
New partnership will see more than 45 e-learning modules launched at the start of 2021 for EV and Light Vehicles
The Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) is addressing the urgency for EV training with an exciting new partnership with international e-learning training experts, Vocanto. Capitalising on its ground-breaking e-learning platform, VOCANTO, the new partnership will see more than 45 of the IMI’s EV and Light Vehicle modules launched to the IMI’s network of approved training centres at the start of 2021, with further modules scheduled for launch through the year for other areas of automotive training.
Steve Nash, CEO of the IMI explained why the partnership has come at such a critical time. “Currently around 5% of UK automotive technicians are adequately trained to work on electric vehicles. The need to ramp-up this number was already taxing the best minds in the automotive sector; but that became even more urgent when the Government confirmed the new date of 2030 for the ban on the sale of new petrol and diesel cars earlier this month. The challenge – and especially while social distancing remains such an important factor for everyone’s health – is how to make this training as accessible as possible to those who need it.
“VOCANTO is already well established as a market-leading e-learning tool in a number of sectors. Integrating the IMI training content into this platform therefore makes huge sense and we are excited to be rolling this out to our approved training centres from the beginning of next year.”
VOCANTO is a state-of-the-art cloud-based content and learning management system which is already proven across numerous industries and sectors. Standing for the effective and innovative learning and teaching of complex material, the VOCANTO e-learning platform is clearly and intuitively structured, using 3D models to provide simple and easy-to-understand visualisations of examination topics in various professional training programs. Individual topics can be covered in just 10-15 minutes to engender learner engagement and immediate feedback is provided to give trainees insight into where they need to focus their skills.
The IMI has been working with VOCANTO and its sister company Lucas-Nülle for more than five years, providing the international qualifications for Lucas-Nülle’s customers around the world. IMI Qualifications are now a major focus for Lucas-Nülle when developing training materials, so that when someone trains using Lucas-Nülle systems, they know they are covering what needs to be done in order to satisfy the IMI qualification.
Johannes Schulte of VOCANTO added: “Automotive technology is advancing rapidly; it’s vital therefore to provide a learning platform that will engage and excite those who want to be at the forefront of this sector. We believe VOCANTO fits the bill, particularly at a time when the need is urgent and training centres are having to find new ways to train. We are extremely excited to be continuing our partnership with the IMI to deliver this platform to the professional body’s network of approved training centres.”
Register for a demo of VOCANTO available in January 2021.