Skills Accelerator Development Fund

Electric Vehicle Work Stream

Electric Vehicle Technology Training Centre of Excellence

GB MET is the lead college for establishing Electrical Vehicle training centres across six sites in Sussex with a consortium of colleges, as part of a successful bid to secure a Government Skills Accelerator Development Fund Grant. This is one of five projects funded through the grant, all of which are focused on green technology.

The development of Electric Vehicle technology expertise is an essential requirement for the viability of vehicle technician training and meeting the government agenda of all Electric Vehicles by 2030. The MET will provide a contribution towards the government EV targets and Paris 2020 Agreement.

It is planned for all future students studying Motor Vehicle courses to be trained in EV technology.

Read here about our involvement in other Green Technology projects and visit Greener Sussex website to find out more. 

You can find a list of GB MET's current Motor Vehicle courses here

Employer contribution

Employers will be able to secure new work to service the anticipated and necessary increase to EV usage which will reduce energy consumption and carbon emissions. This project will also directly accelerate the Town Deal Green Skills Academy bid in Hastings by facilitating the purchase of equipment and minor capital works both in Hastings and Eastbourne

We are looking for companies in the area to participate in skills panels to help us formulate the curriculum offer that will support training in electric and hybrid vehicle technologies. If you are a local business please get in touch with us at: 

Employer contribution

Key project outputs

  • Five Centres of Excellence for EV training established in Shoreham, Chichester, Crawley, Eastbourne and Hastings
  • One Centre of Excellence for EV land-based machinery at Plumpton
  • Common curriculum between centres
  • 15 staff fully trained in EV technology
  • 120 learners trained in EV technology
Key project outputs