GT Motive, the creators of the estimating platform GT Global, have partnered with School of Thought to help support, train, and attract young people into the automotive industry.
GT Motive are giving Chesterfield College, Cardiff Vale College, Sandwell College and Coleg Gwent students the opportunity to use their estimating platform for free to help support their learning.
Martyn Rowley, Business Development Manager at GT Motive said “We’re proud to be able to support the future talents of the automotive and repair industry. By providing them access to our estimating platform it gives them a view to the modern solutions that are available to repairs.”
He continues “We have been inspired by the work School of Thought have done to support the future of the automotive industry, and we just wanted to strengthen their offering. Hopefully our small contribution will encourage more young people to begin their career within our industry and will give those training the opportunity to see the tools that would be available to them in the real world”.
GT Global was the winner of the 2021 ABP award for The Repairer’s Choice for Best Estimating System. Their platform is cloud based, and allows users access anywhere, anytime and on any web enabled device. The access given to students will allow them to work with the estimating system as if working on a ‘real life’ motor claim repair and receive accurate estimations and total loss valuations. GT Global will show students the breakdown of the vehicle, how to fit parts and all other elements included with providing estimates and repairing a claimant vehicle. The platform will also be used in lesson planning to make the courses more modern.
Dave Reece Co-founder at School of Thought said “We are driven by a single goal; to play our part in making the automotive industry a better place for all, which includes raising the profile of the industry with schools, parents and young people to attract the best talent.
Our partnership with GT Motive strengthens our opportunity to provide young people the prospects to learn, earn and be successful. We work with industry leaders who become our ambassadors to help us bring positive change within the industry.
The biggest challenge currently facing the automotive industry is staff shortages within the repair network. The non for profit, School of Thought was created to tackle this issue by attracting young people into the automotive industry and to nurture the future talents of the next generation of the industry. Chesterfield, Cardiff and Sandwell will be the first colleges to use of the platform within a training environment, which will be rolled out to other education providers thereafter.