Edinburgh College is offering a new scholarship to students to learn more about electric vehicles thanks to a cash award from local Nissan car dealership Alex F. Noble & Son.
The Midlothian firm has given £3000 to support two students from the college's engineering courses, who will be able to develop their knowledge and practical skills in the growing sustainable vehicle engineering field. The generous scholarship will be used over two academic years.
The aim is to ensure they leave college equipped with a greater depth of knowledge of electric vehicles technology, make them effective employees and provide the motor industry with sustainable transportation developments.
The students will be selected based on this skills, attitude and interest in electric vehicles, and will carry out an agreed project as part of their studies.
The scholarships are a result of a long-standing partnership between the college and Alex F. Noble & Son, which includes the dealership providing regular placements for automotive engineering students and four Nissan LEAF electric cars for the electric vehicle project.
Gordon Campbell, sales manager at Alex F. Noble & Son said: "We're very proud of our long association with Edinburgh College and thrilled to be sponsoring the new electric vehicle scholarships. Our Nissan LEAF all-electric vehicles are very much the future of motoring so it's fitting that the new scholarships are helping the students of today become the new highly skilled technicians of tomorrow."
Edinburgh College Development Trust is a Scottish Charity, SC044657