A partnership approach to a low emission future


22nd June 2021

Dundee and Angus College has joined forces with Robert Lawson & Sons to develop a fully functioning Electric Vehicle and Hybrid Training Centre that will help ensure Scotland has vehicle technicians trained to a high standard to maintain and repair Ultra Low Emission Vehicles.

Based in Dundee, Robert Lawson and Sons is an established business with more than 30 years’ experience. It has built a credible reputation as being one of the best in the industry when it comes to conversions of emergency services vehicles and having the training centre onsite at their establishment means that attendees can be fully immersed in the working environment as they take part in the course.

The Government is working towards a bold and ambitious vision that will see a UK car fleet with effectively zero emissions by 2050 and therefore the education sector must ensure that training is being advanced and adapted to give individuals the skills required to develop or start careers within this fast moving industry.

Stephen Swinley, Head of Engineering for D&A College says, “We have big plans for the centre as we grow it into a training hub in the heart of the city. Its focus will be to reskill and upskill not only vehicle technicians but also our first responders who will come into contact with these vehicles as they respond to emergency situations.  It’s been fantastic to partner with Robert Lawson and Sons. They are a passionate team and their industry experience has elevated our course to a whole new level.”

Caryn Gibson, Economics Partnership Manager says, “This is an exciting addition to our portfolio of projects at the College. We are delighted to work with partners who share a future focused approach and we hope that this training schools allows individuals to learn new skills within an exciting and dynamic sector. Our automotive team has meticulously designed these new courses to allow individuals to advance and develop their skills to evolve with the transition of the sector and we hope that allows them an exciting life-long career.”

Find out more at: https://dundeeandangus.ac.uk/courses/?keywords=electric

Dundee & Angus College

Dundee and Angus College is moving away from traditional thinking and focussing much more on careers not courses. It wants the people of the Dundee and Angus region to be better informed and prepared for the career options available to them, no matter what stage they are at.

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