Autotech Academy Announces School of Thought Ambassador Role

Autotech Academy’s National Careers Manager, Dave Walker, has become the 100th ambassador for School of Thought. The not-for-profit organisation consisting of people from the automotive industry collaborating to raise the profile of the automotive aftermarket within schools and colleges.

As the newly launched division of Autotech Group, Autotech Academy was created to help qualified automotive college leavers secure a role within the industry via a paid internship.

Now, as an ambassador for the School of Thought, Autotech Academy is helping to ‘close the loop’ in its bid to create a strong pipeline of talent to sustain the automotive industry for generations to come.

Dave will join a collective body of 99 like-minded people from across the automotive industry who are driving awareness of School of Thought, ahead of its official launch in July. Co-founded by Dave Reece, Training Manager for Vizion Network with a long history in the automotive industry, the organisation is working with schools and colleges to highlight the advantages and opportunities a career within the motor trade can yield.

Working with organisations in education such as STEM UK, Youth Employment UK and Career Wales, School of Thought’s overriding objective is to ensure that the automotive industry is no longer invisible and becomes a viable career option to students.

“The automotive industry vitally needs to attract students from a young age, to not only demonstrate the varied careers available, but the exciting evolution of the sector,” Dave Walker comments.

“While Autotech Academy was created to provide intern opportunities within the automotive aftermarket for college leavers, School of Thought is working to attract young people onto these college courses. Working together as ambassadors we are, effectively, closing the loop.”

Dave Reece comments: “We are proud to have Autotech Academy on board. We will be working with Dave Walker and the team in colleges and with employers. With so many synergies between the brands we are confident that, between us, we can make a real difference.”

 Autotech Academy will also be sponsoring the School of Thought’s official launch event on Thursday 8th July at the ODEON Cinema, Nuneaton.

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