Kirklees College is gearing up for the future with the launch of a Hybrid Electrical Vehicle Centre at its specialist Engineering Centre in Huddersfield.

The new state-of-the-art facility at the Turnbridge Road campus has been designed to provide students with hands-on training in the latest hybrid and electric vehicle technology, preparing them for careers in the fast-growing automotive industry.

The centre has been funded through the West Yorkshire Consortium of Colleges (WYCC) Strategic Development Fund to improve ‘green skills’ in the region.

Through the centre Kirklees College aims to promote sustainability and environmental awareness and lead by example.

David Doran, head of faculty for engineering at Kirklees College, said: “Kirklees College is committed to providing its students with the most relevant and up-to-date training available and our Hybrid Electrical Vehicle Centre is just one example of our dedication to excellence.

“We are proud to be at the forefront of automotive education and we look forward to seeing our students excel in this exciting and important field.”

Clair Kerry, project manager at the West Yorkshire Consortium of Colleges, said: “It is fantastic to see the result of investment from DfE’s Strategic Development Fund enabling vital changes to the FE curriculum.

“The new electric vehicle equipment and training at Kirklees College is just one example of our commitment and support for college partners with their ambitions to deliver green skills that align to the needs of learners and employers.”

For more information about motor vehicle study programmes at Kirklees College go to Motor Vehicle – Kirklees College