PETALING JAYA: UK-based Institute of Motor Industry (IMI) has recently launched a suite of eLearning resources to support automotive training in the area of body repair and paint. The new learning platform is to enable more automotive professionals to be equipped in accident repair to meet industry demand and respond to the rapidly changing automotive industry.
According to Senior Manager of IMI South-East Asia, Matthew Stuart, “Having the equipment that can handle body damage is just the beginning. Increasingly, we see a strong demand by authorized car service centres as well as independent workshops in Malaysia for skilled individuals in the area of body repairs and paintwork. Training providers here have been looking for means to fulfil this need for some time, so we are happy to have the expertise in our eLearning team now to provide this”.
IMI eLearning is a bespoke learning platform that uses a blend of multimedia to bring learning to life through interactive activities, 3D imagery and in-depth explanations. The platform which supports students throughout their course in specific topic areas such as diagnostics, repairs and technology also includes training in functional skills (Maths, English, ICT) and core skills (health and safety and communication).
The platform is currently utilised in over 200 colleges and learning centres globally as well as several universities in Malaysia for Light Vehicle training. Starting April this year, IMI eLearning has also been extended to candidates studying Accident Repair qualifications.
The technical learning materials for the Accident Repair training will cover accident repair topics such as chassis alignment, metal work, surface preparation and electrical trim. Paint topics include equipment, preparation and paint application. Additional modules are set to be added over time until all areas of the curriculum are covered from Entry Level to Level 3.
IMI eLearning is suitable for use by training providers, schools or colleges that offer automotive qualifications. Students can study at their own pace in a way that suits their learning preference, whilst teachers track their progress through the system.
Visit www.theimi.org.uk/elearning for more information.