TMD Friction working with IMI on skills workshops


Braking friction specialists TMD Friction, in conjunction with the Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI), has launched a roadshow of technical training workshops in the UK for college students to address the skills shortage in the automotive industry.

The first skills workshop was at Lincoln College, on Wednesday 27th April, with the second college visit taking place at York College, on Wednesday 4th May.

Scott Irwin MIMI, head of technical training at TMD Friction, said: “Investing in future talent is key to the longevity of the industry so we’re delighted to be working alongside the IMI to deliver engaging skills workshops to inspire the next generation of mechanics, technicians, and automotive experts.

“The main goal of the workshops is to have automotive students and apprentices attend, who can then meet and network with local employers to learn more about the industry and the crucial skills required.”

TMD Friction’s college workshops are being held against the backdrop of the IMI’s annual skills competitions, recently launched to identify the most talented young apprentices working in the automotive sector.

Run annually, they are designed to raise standards and levels of expertise in technical skills across four areas: automotive technology, automotive body repair, automotive refinishing and heavy vehicle technology.