It has been a busy summer for TecAlliance as following a very successful Automechanika Birmingham, during which it sponsored the technical theatre and took part in two training seminars itself, the company is carrying on in similar vein by investing in the next generation and providing a user package for its renowned TecDoc CATALOG system and TecRMI technical service and repair data to Ashington High School in Northumberland.
Liaising with the school’s IT & Media team, TecAlliance has provided the school, which is committed to developing its students and equipping them for the opportunities in the workplace, with access to TecDoc, Europe’s leading parts information and data identification system for both passenger car and commercial vehicle applications. Alongside TecDoc, the students also have access to TecRMI, which provides comprehensive service and repair data that covers repair instructions and procedures, as well as fault finding information and labour times.
“This initiative, which complements the formal IT training offered by our colleagues in Germany, is intended to help young people understand the complexities of the supply side of the automotive industry and see the opportunities it offers them, the next generation of the country’s workforce,” explained Shaun Greasley, general manager for TecAlliance UK and Ireland.
“It’s our view that allowing young people to gain some experience of the supply side of the aftermarket and best practice aspects of service and repair as part of their general education, is an effective way of challenging the stereotypical attitude that many people have towards our industry, as there are simply not enough young people coming in.
“While many unfortunately see the industry negatively, those of us who have worked in it, know that it’s a varied sector with many opportunities. So although on the grand scale this might be considered a modest step, it does provide a starting point that allows the pupils at Ashington to get a glimpse of the potential the industry has to offer and that’s what we want young people to grasp.”