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IMI sets out to support Colleges and Training Centres as Ofqual releases Extraordinary Regulatory Framework

Automotive industry professional body @The_IMI ramps up resources to help Colleges and Training Centres complete End Point Assessments before the end of July  Ofqual has today (22nd May 2020) released its Extraordinary Regulatory Framework so that Colleges and Training Centres can carry out the examinations that mark the end of the education year for hundreds of thousands of learners, including apprentices. 

Government needs to act now to avoid window of lost talent in five years time

The Institute of the Motor Industry @The_IMI warns that reduced #apprenticeship levy use now could come back to haunt automotive sector in late 2020’s  Automotive industry professional body, the Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI), is calling for an urgent rethink by the Department for Education (DfE) regarding the use of apprenticeship levy funds.  The status quo has been that if apprenticeship levy funds automatically made by large employers (£3m+ annual turnover) are not used within 24 months, they go back to the DfE. However, with employers and training providers currently impacted by the coronavirus and, therefore, funds not being withdrawn as normal, the IMI is concerned this could cause a severe drought in skills in around five years time, just at the point when the automotive sector needs to be seriously upskilling for the electric and autonomous vehicle revolution. Mark Armitage, Head of Membership Products and Services at the IMI explains:

Cardiff & Vale College motor industry student receives Fellowship of the Motor Industry Bursary at IMI Recognition Awards

Naim Ahmed, who is currently completing his extended Diploma in Vehicle Refinishing @CAVC has had a significant boost to his studies with a £2,000 bursary from the @The_IMI Fellowship of the Motor Industry. 

Industry body champions the next generation of automotive talent #WSUKLIVE

THE BEST OF AUTOMOTIVE TALENT HEADS TO WORLDSKILLS UK LIVE - 21-23 November – NEC Birmingham Industry body, the Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI), is continuing to champion automotive talent by taking 24 finalists to this year’s Worldskills UK Live competition in Birmingham.

Even after taking Apprenticeship #Levy and full supervision costs into account Apprentices can deliver 200% ROI

IMI ROI CALCULATOR PROVES APPRENTICES CAN DELIVER 175% - 200% RETURN ON INVESTMENT Latest version of IMI ROI Calculator shows apprentices make financial sense – even after taking Apprenticeship Levy and full supervision costs into account

IMI reaches 5,000 apprentices as End Point Assessment Organisation #EPAO

Industry body continues to help motor retail sector plug the skills gap Industry body, the Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI), is continuing to work with the motor retail sector to address the skills gap. Significantly, it has now reached 5,000 registered apprentices forend point assessment, underlining the level of demand for a clear pathway for new talent wanting to enter the industry. The strong engagement puts IMI on target to become the first choice EndPoint Assessment Organisation (EPAO) for the automotive sector.

Apprenticeship starts increase

APPRENTICESHIP STARTS INCREASE

IMI Annual Dinner celebrates industry heroes and launches campaigns for change

The Annual Institute of Motor Industry Dinner (6th March 2019) saw industry heroes celebrated and the professional body’s goals for supporting the motor retail sector for the future laid out. Taking place just days before International Women’s Day, it was fitting that women took centre stage at the event.

A strong advocate of the importance of investing in skills development, Sandy Burgess wins IMI Award

INDUSTRY BODY RECOGNISES LEADING FIGURES AT AUTOMOTIVE EVENT.

Building the Skills of the Automotive Sector

Professional body for the automotive sector, Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI), has published a new strategy document.

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