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AA Training Academy Empowering Women in EV Training

Published 15th November 2023Read Time 2 min

AA Training Academy welcomes some of the leading females in the motor industry to its new facility in Ballymount, Dublin. The motor industry has typically had a very small representation of women.

The ladies took on the IMI Level 1 Award in Electric/Hybrid vehicle awareness, covering topics such as charging, safety, and understanding the different cabling and associated components. It is the first level of four currently offered at the AA Training Academy. Taking approximately a half day, it serves as a great introduction to EVs, and is available to all with an interest in learning more about Electric Vehicles. There are currently 4 Levels of Electric Vehicle training courses that the AA Ireland run in association with Autotech Training.

Jennifer Kilduff, Head of Marketing and PR with AA Ireland said “I’m delighted to be on the course today with some of the leading lights in the industry. The Motor trade has typically been male dominated, so it’s great to gather these ladies here today to show off our facility, and perhaps encourage other women with an interest to take on a career in the motor trade.”

It’s been a busy few weeks for the AA Training Academy, powered by Autotech Training. They welcomed Minister Simon Harris to the centre at the start of the month. They gave him a full tour of the facility, including the famous AA vans. It was a great opportunity to show what is needed in Ireland to help battle the shortage of mechanics and skilled technicians. With the rapidly expanding volume of EVs on the road, there is a need to train and upskill future generations of mechanics to work safely on these cars. There are now more than 100,000 EVs on Irish roads, and this is expected to keep on increasing.

If you, or your company are interested in learning more about the Training Academy, just visit the dedicated website here.