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Posted: 20/06/18

New lease of life for old cars at college’s motor vehicle workshop

West Nottinghamshire College’s engineering tutors are praising locals for a “wonderful response” to an initiative that was started earlier this year.

  • Tutor Dave Rymell (left) and Jaden Webb who is studying the Entry Level Diploma Introduction to Vehicle Technology
  • Dave and Jaden working on one of the donated vehicles

A call out to the public to donate their old cars or car-sized vans which had come to the end of their life resulted in a fleet of both old and new vehicles being available to students who are learning motor vehicle engineering at the college’s Kirkby-in-Ashfield campus.

Engineering tutor Dave Rymell said: “Our motor vehicle students constantly need different vehicles to work on and when we put the call out a few months ago offering a local collection service of vehicles no longer needed, we had such a wonderful response.

“We’ve had 14 cars to date and we’re happy to take more. Students from entry level through to Level 4 all need practice on the workings of different engines, exhaust systems and suspension systems.

“It’s a win-win situation as we get to use a car right up until its life’s end and we are helping someone to dispose of a vehicle they no longer use.”

Once the curriculum have finished using the vehicles they are recycled and aren’t used again on the roads.

If you have an old car or car-sized van and think you can help the motor vehicle students, please contact Dave Rymell to organise collection, on 01623 627191 ext 8384 or email him on david.rymell@wnc.ac.uk