Dayco has announced the expansion of its training programme, in a bid to reach out to students still in technical college.
Recognising the need to invest in the next generation of technicians, Dayco will launch a series of events starting at Engineering Innovation Centre, Sutton in Ashfield, Nottinghamshire on the 26th April.
It will also be encouraging other colleges to make contact if they too would like to take advantage of this free educational opportunity.
As an original equipment (OE) component manufacturer, Dayco has been undertaking technical training within the independent aftermarket for many years. Traditionally this has taken place through ‘workouts’ at its motor factor customers and at trade events, such as exhibitions and roadshows, but since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic last year, its face-to-face training has naturally taken a back seat.
Dayco’s National Technical Manager, Glen Goldstone, explained: “As the country takes the first tentative steps out of this third, and hopefully final, national lockdown, we are taking the opportunity of restarting our programme, by reaching out to the next generation.
“The objective is to provide valuable information to help students gain an appreciation of the technology and complexity of current power transmission systems, and encourage them to be open to the concept of learning, not only while in college, but during the whole of their working careers, because technical development never stops!
“The concept is not new to us, as we have already undertaken training with second and third-year students, pre-pandemic, at Tameside College in Greater Manchester, for example. And although our training seminars, which cover auxiliary and timing system technology, problems, and replacement installation best practice, are aimed at professional technicians, the opportunity to impart this information to the next generation, is one we believe is really positive.”