The Retail Motor Industry Federation (RMI) plans to replicate the success of its Midlands training centre with the creation of two more as it looks to increase MOT training provision for garages.
The new facilities, in the North and South of England, will be created in response to increasing demand for training from garages across the UK since the opening of the RMI Academy of Automotive Skills in Warwickshire.
RMI director, Stuart James, said: “Our members are keen for us to replicate the training centre we have created in the Midlands in other parts of the country.
“This has demonstrated that as the UK’s leading trade body representing garage businesses, it is right for the RMI to support the trade by building further training facilities.
“We are leading the way and supporting the needs of the industry, just as we have been doing for over a hundred years.”
The new training academies will initially offer MOT related training, and will be open to all garages in the motor trade.