Alex F Noble & Son Nissan has presented Edinburgh College with a cash award enabling new student scholarships to learn more about electric vehicles.
The Midlothian car dealership has given £3,000 to support two students from the college’s engineering courses to develop their knowledge and practical skills in the growing sustainable vehicle engineering field.
The scholarships are the result of a long-standing partnership between the college and Alex F Noble & Son, which includes the dealership providing regular placements for automotive engineering students.
Sales manager at Alex F Noble & Son Gordon Campbell said: “We’re very proud of our long association with Edinburgh College and thrilled to be sponsoring the new electric vehicle scholarships.
“Our Nissan LEAF all-electric vehicles are very much the future of motoring so it’s fitting that the new scholarships are helping the students of today become the highly skilled technicians of tomorrow.”
Edinburgh College’s engineering curriculum manager Ross Milligan said: “We are delighted to work with Alex F Noble & Son and will ensure that we involve students with a keen interest in sustainable transport and the support network.
“The company’s support in ensuring our students are ready to work in an evolving industry is fantastic and we’re sure the students will get huge benefits from taking part.”
Scottish transport minister Derek Mackay is supporting the scholarship scheme and said: “This scholarship is a great incentive for students interested in developing their knowledge of electric vehicles and sustainable transport.”