GS Yuasa Academy has become the first battery training program to partner with The Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI). The online learning platform will give users who have completed all courses the opportunity to become a fully-fledged member of the IMI.
GS Yuasa claims its academy is the most powerful comprehensive online battery learning platform available. Featuring over 20 detailed training courses, it covers every step of a battery’s ‘journey’ – from leaving the shelf, through ongoing maintenance, to end of service life.
Once users have successfully completed all GS Yuasa Academy courses, they will be eligible to apply for IMI certification and membership through the platform. If they decide to do so they will then receive a printed certificate, membership pack and a range of benefits from the highly respected institution.
IMI was founded in 1920, with the goal to establish new skills and knowledge benchmarks for the emerging automotive industry. IMI’s purpose is to provide and continuously evolve, the means by which people working in the automotive sector can attain relevant professional competence and appropriate recognition.
Its members are committed to personal development and the highest technical standards. By becoming an IMI member, users can join a global community of best practice, get access to exclusive training, careers information and advice and enjoy many personal and business discounts.
Ian Newham, training manager at GS Yuasa Battery Sales UK Ltd said: “We are extremely proud to partnering with IMI through our GS Yuasa Academy online learning platform. We’ve worked hard to make the academy the most comprehensive learning solution available and this partnership certainly does that.
“We’re pleased to be able to give industry professionals the opportunity to join such a highly valued institute of the automotive sector.
“We’ve seen incredible engagement since the launch of GS Yuasa Academy – workshops, technicians, distributors and individuals have all rallied behind it. We know they love the broad range of content and the dynamic way in which it’s delivered.
“Each module only takes a few minutes to complete and can be completed at your own pace. The fact that users can simply leave the site and then pick up where they left off is a real bonus for technicians and workshop owners with a busy work schedule too.”