Original equipment (OE) component manufacturer and aftermarket supplier, Dayco has supported Tameside College in Greater Manchester by helping its second and third-year students gain an appreciation of the technology and complexity of current power transmission systems.
Responding to a request from Thomas Barrett, motor vehicle tutor at the college, the firm sent its local business development manager, Matt Driver and national technical manager, Glen Goldstone.
Glen said: “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 into the minds of the next generation, is one we believe is really positive.
“Diagnosing issues and undertaking the correct installation process both avoids subsequent costly engine repair and enhances the reputation of the workshop, so providing this kind of expert guidance, so early in the education process, will pay dividends in the future, which is why we were so keen to respond to Thomas’ request.”
On completion of the hour and a half long seminar, the third-year students were awarded with a module one Dayco training certificate, while all attendees also were presented with a selection of branded pens, beanies and technician’s gloves, as mementos of the day.
Thomas Barrett said: “The seminar gave the students some great insight, which I hope they will take with them wherever they go.
“It also showed them the importance of quality products and respecting changing intervals, as well as what other components may affect the belts etc.
“This has enhanced the knowledge of the learners when we teach them about auxiliary/timing belts and drive systems and when they are carrying out practical tasks working on engines on rigs in the workshop.”
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