HRH Prince Michael of Kent presents finalist certificate at prestigious IMI Awards


New College Lanarkshire has been named as a finalist at the IMI (Institute of the Motor Industry) Outstanding Achievers Awards 2016.

HRH Prince Michael of Kent presented a certificate recognising the College’s high standards of training to Mark Ingram, Head of Faculty of Engineering & Automotive.

Having twice previously won the award, the Motherwell Campus lost out to Mercedes-Benz UK in the ‘Approved Training Centre of the Year’ category.

The ceremony, which took place at IMI’s head office in Hertfordshire, is designed to celebrate excellence amongst 660 approved training centres across the UK.

The Automotive area within the College’s Motherwell Campus has around 1,000 students and more than 40 staff, making it the largest further education provider of automotive training and education in Scotland.

Mark Ingram said: “It was a real pleasure to be invited to attend the prestigious event and be presented with the certificate by HRH Prince Michael of Kent.

“Even although Mercedes-Benz UK took the top prize, this is the sixth time that our Automotive department has been shortlisted for this award since 2010, winning in both 2010 and 2015.

“Given that this award is contested by more than 660 centres, this is a fantastic achievement and demonstrates the commitment and high quality of training and skills development our automotive staff provide to student and employers.”

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