The Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI), the professional body for individuals working in the motor industry, has announced the acquisition of Automotive Technician Training (ATT) - an e-learning system which is currently used in the training of light vehicle technicians in over 200 colleges in the UK and Ireland. The multimedia blended e-learning platform is used in classrooms by teachers and can be accessed by students from home. It covers the entire curriculum for IMI Awards, City and Guilds and EdExcel light vehicle qualifications up to level 3.
ormer ATT Technical Director, Tom Denton, has joined the IMI as E-Learning Development Manager where he will begin working with the in house expertise of the IMI and IMI Awards to develop the platform to include resources for Body and Paint, Motorcycle and Heavy Vehicle qualifications.
The acquisition of ATT signals the beginning of a new programme of business diversifications for the IMI as well as offering the opportunity for the institute to develop its own online CPD resources. It also provides the foundation for various opportunities for the IMI to move into international markets. ATT currently holds contracts in countries such as America, South Africa, Nigeria and Slovakia which the IMI will look to continue and build upon.
Speaking about the acquisition, Steve Nash, CEO of the IMI CEO commented: “As a well known and established provider of automotive educational resource, ATT is a perfect match for the IMI’s new strategic plan. As we look to move into new countries and develop our existing training and educational offerings, ATT will offer us a flexibility and in-house expertise that will allow us to adapt to any new challenges we may face, as well as allowing us to increase our reputation for providing high quality automotive learning solutions.”
Tom Denton added: “The IMI’s expertise in automotive training and education made this a great move for ATT, enabling the platform to expand and improve its offering. Existing services will continue as normal and I have no doubt that current and future users will benefit greatly from the plans the IMI has to develop the platform as time goes on. I look forward to working closely with the team here at the IMI to ensure that ATT continues as the leading provider of online automotive training.”