Draper Tools supports brand new automotive training centre at Shrewsbury College

8th Oct 2021

Draper Tools supports brand new automotive training centre at Shrewsbury College

Draper Tools is proud to have played a key part in the opening of a new automotive centre at Shrewsbury College, with a donation of essential tools and equipment.

On 10th September a group of VIPs and local trade businesses joined staff, Governors, and students from Shrewsbury Colleges Group to officially open the new bespoke Automotive Engineering Training Centre at the London Road campus.

The new facility was unveiled by college Principal James Staniforth with key sponsors in attendance. Also present at the event were Draper Tools-sponsored British Touring Car Racing Team, Excelr8 Motorsport, along with team driver, Chris Smiley and his Hyundai i30 Fastback N Performance. The evening saw demonstrations of the latest techniques and equipment from the supporters of the Automotive Centre, including Draper’s technical team who brought along a series of mechanics hand tools.

Shrewsbury college automotive centre opening

Draper Tools donated a wide range of tools including its Mechanics Mega Kit, socket sets and multimeters to support the new centre. Speaking about the donation, Terry Melia, Education Business Development Manager at Draper Tools commented:

“The new centre is truly cutting edge and it’s an honour to have been part of this project. We firmly believe that quality technical training and teaching should be accompanied by quality tools, to deliver the best possible learning experience for all. The skills and qualifications on offer at the new centre are absolutely vital to the future and that’s something we’re proud to support. We’d like to wish the students and all involved in the new centre, all the very best for the future.”

Andy Lee, Director of Employer Engagement and Curriculum Leader for Engineering and Motor Vehicle, said: “We were delighted that so many local automotive businesses were able to join us in opening the new Automotive Centre. This development has enabled us to expand and enhance our capacity to deliver accessible and relevant training in the core economic sectors of Advanced Manufacturing Engineering and Automotive for the region.”

“The additional training opportunities we can offer through these facilities will further enhance the Engineering and Automotive facilities we already have. We will be able to provide training in such areas as Electric Vehicles, Advanced Diagnostics, ADAS, Master Technician, and further develop our MOT and Mechanical Engineering capacity.”

To find out more about how Draper Tools supports colleges and the next generation of mechanics and trades contact enquiries@drapertools.com.

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