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School children pioneer new training scheme

Bradford school pupils will be able to train as vehicle technicians as part of their studies from next week, as the city becomes home to a new automotive training centre for 14-16 year olds.

The ReMIT training centre will open its doors on September 13, and 165 pupils from 11 schools across the area will then begin their training.

The centre is the result of a partnership between ReMIT, the training arm of the Retail Motor Industry Federation (RMI), and Bradford's Laisterdyke High School, and is intended to bring new skills and revitalise industry in the area.

Stephen Ramsay, ReMIT managing director, says: “The new centre will not only help young people from all backgrounds to fast-track their progression into a rewarding career in the automotive sector, but will help to tackle the skills shortage in the city and provide local employers with home grown skilled employees.”

The training will cover cars and trucks, and take participants part-way to completing a full apprenticeship.

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