The Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) has announced enhancements to its membership benefits aimed at automotive technicians and trainers.
In a partnership with Auto Industry Consulting the IMI will publish quarterly technical updates exclusively for members who hold its Certified Automotive Engineer (CAE) and Advanced Automotive Engineer (AAE) awards.
Topics will include emerging technologies and how significant changes in the makeup of vehicles will impact on modern vehicle service, maintenance and repair practices.
The updates aim to help IMI members respond to rapidly-changing technological developments and best practice.
The partnership announcement comes on the back of the launch of the IMI’s Professional Register which aims to act as a voluntary licence to practice for the retail automotive sector and promotes the professional status of IMI members and ATA accredited individuals through its public facing element.
Steve Nash, the IMI’s chief executive, said: “The automotive sector is rapidly advancing in terms of both technology and customer demands. Faced with these challenges, it is vitally important the IMI’s membership offering constantly evolves in order to remain relevant to people working in the sector.
"Working with automotive experts such as Auto Industry Consulting ensures that we can provide a valuable service to IMI members and sits perfectly with our aim to promote and encourage skills development in the sector. We look forward to seeing the benefits our members will gain from this new partnership.“