Automotive Students' Real Project
Automotive engineering students have been given a chance to work on a real project for the duration of the next year. The department have bought a van to use as a marketing tool and the students will be involved in the designing, styling and maintenance of the van.
Peter Jackson who works in the automotive engineering department was last week presented with £500 worth of van styling parts, courtesy of Vanstyle, a leading company near Mansfield.
Steve Giles, General Manager of Vanstyle commented;
“When Peter explained their project and said they wanted to develop the department we thought it was an excellent opportunity to support them. The students gain vital experience and the involvement with the students helps to develop Vanstyle as a brand.”
Not only will the students be putting their learning into practice by taking part in tasks such as research and design, planning, fitting, maintenance and styling but they are also encouraged to make use of functional skills like Maths, English and ICT. This means the project is giving them vital well rounded knowledge and skills ready for the industry.
The van will be put to use as a marketing tool. It will have an audio system, Xbox and screen fitted to the back of the van for use during college events. The van will also be used by staff who work out in the field to visit the apprentices in their garages around Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire.
You are able to follow the progress of the van via the blog site; http://bteclincolncollege.blogspot.co.uk