JGHS students gain experience in automotive industry

Three hundred and forty students from John Gray High School have spent their last few weeks of the school year on work placement.

Many students decided to take the opportunity to explore career opportunities within the automotive industry. Vampt Motors, Cayman Auto Diagnostic, Prestige Motors, Advance Auto, Tony’s Toys, Automotive Art, Car City and Superior Auto have all welcomed students.

Several students have also gained experience in the area of marine mechanics while on placement with Pro Yacht, Kirk Marine and Moore Marine.

This year John Gray High School will introduce the IMI Awards to Automotive students. The IMI Awards is an internationally recognised awarding body for qualifications in motor vehicle engineering. All students attending the motor vehicle training programme will study a curriculum developed in conjunction with related industries and supported by the latest technology, equipment and a qualified and dynamic team of teachers. The IMI Awards network now has over 450 approved centres across the globe in locations from Europe to Asia.

The staff of the Technology Department aim to provide students with the necessary skills and information required to make them competitive and competent in the field of Automotive engineering. The department believes that gaining qualification in this area will make students skilled for life and qualified to work in the auto industry, both locally and internationally.’

For more information on IMI Awards visit the IMI Awards website www.imiawards.org.uk or contact John Gray High School 949-9444.

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