The Motor Vehicle workshops at Barnfield College had a healthy industry buzz last week, as a host of suppliers and guests headed to the college’s Enterprise Way Campus for the team’s first ‘Meet the Industry’ event.
Bringing together a network of top industry suppliers from the repair sector and wider motor vehicle industry, the event welcomed a range of guests from local employers, industry professionals, local motor enthusiasts and the next generation of recruits looking to join this local thriving industry in Luton, all networking to share best practice and see the latest industry trends and techniques.
The workshop was packed with approximately 15 industry suppliers including everything from flooring specialists Garage Style, non-structural repair training providers Cornerstone Technologies, masking specialists J-Tape and more, offering live demonstrations to engage visitors and spark industry chat.
The college’s Motor Vehicle team were also on hand to offer advice to new recruits and young people looking to study the trade or enquire about Apprenticeships, and a team of current Motor Vehicle students were on hand to welcome guests and give their insight into life in the college workshop and their plans for the future.
The event is the first of its kind for the college, with the team pulling together and involving current students to ensure a warm welcome for guests.
Subject Area Lead Marcel Fernandes said: “The Motor Vehicle industry in and around Bedfordshire and surrounding area is close knit. We know networking, sharing ideas, talking about trends and experiences is something we as training providers, our suppliers and guests all want to make time for, so it made sense to open the workshops to host an event which did just that. We are thrilled with the positive feedback from our debut event and thank everyone who came to support it.”