Dearne Valley College’s Motorsports department held an event in celebration of their collaboration with a number of industry-leading brands.
The Wath-based College welcomed the representatives, whose companies enjoy supporting the College’s new Motorsports course, and its eager students. The event marked a successful first year in operation for the thriving course, which has seen 18 students embark on the exciting, hands-on programme.
Speaking about the course, Mark Ferguson, Area Manager for the leading brand, Apec Braking, said:
“At Apec Braking we fully appreciate the role of public training colleges such as Dearne Valley College, and support initiatives working with private businesses to provide quality training for tomorrows Technicians”
As part of the special event, company representatives were treated to a tour of the Motorsports workshop, a specially-designed teaching space equipped with sector-specific materials and top-notch equipment, some of which were provided by the companies themselves. The sponsors worked their way around the various on-going vehicle projects including an impressive MK Engineering racing buggy, taking pride of place within the workshop.
Attending the event, was Debbie Barnes, Business Development Manager at Tetrosyl, Mark Ferguson, Area Manager for Apec Braking, John Money, Sales Representative for NGK, Sam Parker, NGK Box Clever Promotions Girl, Martin Pavier, Purchasing Manager at Bullseye Super Factors LTD, Wayne Stevens, Sales and Marketing Director at WIX Filtration and Jack Durham who represents Technical Support at SUPLEX Springs.
Speaking about the facilities, Debbie Barnes, Business Development Manager at Tetrosyl, who supplies big-name brands such as Carlube and T-Cut, said:
“Dearne Valley College has an outstanding Motorsports workshop with all the modern equipment you would expect to see in a quality garage. The tutors have a great influence which shows in the student’s positive attitude, and it was great to see them using quality oils and parts. DVC is a forward thinking College for forward thinking students! “
Also present were the students themselves, kitted out in their industry-spec overalls emblazoned with the sponsors’ company logos and eager to meet with the people that made their course possible.
Sales and Marketing Director for WIX Filters, Wayne Stevens, said:
“WIX were delighted to be involved with the sponsorship of the Dearne Valley College program and feel it offers a fantastic opportunity to our next generation of automotive mechanics. Even more so with the Racing specialism, as this is the pedigree of WIX, sponsoring and having a wealth of involvement in racing in the US NASCAR circuit and later this year being title sponsor in BTCC partnering Rob Austin Racing. We are supportive of the course on-going and we look forward to seeing the students’ develop throughout the year.