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by Sofia Villegas
11 October 2023
Glasgow Clyde College announces ‘invaluable’ exposure to EV technology for students

Glasgow Clyde College's EV charging point | GCC

Glasgow Clyde College announces ‘invaluable’ exposure to EV technology for students

Glasgow Clyde College announces ‘invaluable’ exposure to EV technology for students

Glasgow Clyde College (GCC) has built an electric vehicle (EV) charging point for its automotive engineering workshops, allowing students to work with the increasingly popular technology.

As the UK Government expects 50 per cent of new car sales over the next decade to be ultra-low emission, the hands-on training will help students transition into the industry’s greener future.

Curriculum manager for electrical and electronic engineering at GCC Barry Faichnie said: “We’re excited to introduce electric charging points in our workshops. They offer students invaluable, practical exposure to electric vehicle technology, which is becoming increasingly important in the automotive industry.

“By equipping students with skills and knowledge in the latest technology, we’re confident that we’re helping them to be more competitive in the job market after qualifying.”

The deployment also forms part of the institution’s pledge to become net zero by 2040 – five years before the objective set by the government for the whole of Scotland.

“It’s also important to us that we continue to strive to make positive changes in the eco-space, both as part of our commercial courses but also across the college as a whole,” Faichnie added.

GCC's announcement comes after Glasgow’s recent launch of a low-emission zone, where only vehicles meeting certain pollution standards can enter the city centre.

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