Skills update

IMI should remain in charge of automotive skills schemes says Lord Mandelson

Published:  12 November, 2009

THE INSTITUTE of the Motor Industry (IMI) has been re-appointed as a Sector Skills Council (SSC) for the retail motor  industry.

/>The decision means the IMI will remain in charge of skills within the automotive sector and, in particular, finding new ways to improve them within the workforce as a wh

/>The IMI is the organisation behind the Automotive Technician Accreditation (ATA) scheme, largely aimed at boosting skills and providing a benchmark within the workshop tr

/>News of the IMI’s success was announced by secretary of state for business Lord Mandelson today (Thursday 12th Novemb

/>In a letter to IMI chairman Steve Nash, Lord Mandelson wrote: “I am pleased to say that the decision has the unanimous support of ministerial colleag

/>“I would like to warmly congratulate you, your board and the SSC’s staff on this positive outcome which I know reflects a lot of hard work and commitment on your part.

/>The IMI’s ATA scheme is a sponsor of technician skill contest Top Technic

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