AWARE Series Is Leading The Transformation For Electric Vehicle Training In 2024

It is without doubt that Electric Vehicles are playing a bigger part of the automotive and logistics landscape. With this seismic shift, automotive and logistics businesses are increasingly looking to take their training to the next level, so their team is as competent as to be when it comes to working with and around electric vehicles.

 

The AWARE Series emerges as a frontrunner in providing a comprehensive and adaptable training solution to equip technicians with the knowledge and expertise to thrive in the exciting world of electric vehicles.

 

In this blog, we uncover 5 ways AWARE Series is changing the way electric vehicle training is being delivered to individuals and businesses around the world.

1 - Immersive Learning With Innovative Technology

At Network Training Partnership, we understand the importance of clear visualization and practical application when it comes to EV technician training. That's why we leverage the latest audio-visual technology to create an immersive learning experience for our delegates, with our AWARE Series range of courses.

Moving beyond traditional presentations, we utilize high-definition video to provide a clear picture of how electric vehicles function. This visual approach allows delegates to grasp complex EV systems with greater ease.

We can also leverage assisted reality for training our delegates. AR allows trainees to interact with virtual objects in real-time. They can virtually disassemble components, highlight specific parts, and explore different functionalities, bringing a much more comprehensive training approach, in an otherwise stagnant market.

 

2 - Providing Hands-On Demonstrations

Our commitment to comprehensive EV technician training goes beyond theory. We understand the importance of hands-on experience, which is why we incorporate extensive practical demonstrations into our courses. These demonstrations focus on the key components of electric vehicles and highlight the importance of distinguishing between them to ensure safety and effective repairs.

Here's a closer look at some crucial EV components and why understanding their differences is essential.

High-Voltage Battery Pack: The heart of an EV, the battery pack stores large amounts of electrical energy. It's critical for technicians to understand the proper handling procedures for high-voltage batteries due to the risk of electrical shock and potential thermal runaway (fire) if damaged.

Electric Motor: The electric motor converts electrical energy from the battery into mechanical power that drives the wheels.  While not directly containing high voltage, understanding the motor's connection to the battery system is crucial to prevent accidental contact with high voltage components.

Power Electronics Converter: This complex system manages the flow of electricity between the battery pack and the electric motor.  Technicians need to be aware of the potential hazards associated with high voltage wiring and control systems within the converter.

Thermal Management System: Electric vehicles require efficient cooling systems to manage battery temperature and prevent overheating.  Understanding the specific components and coolants used in the thermal management system is essential to avoid accidental exposure to hazardous fluids or compromising the battery's performance.

By providing hands-on demonstrations that differentiate between these critical components, we equip our trainees with the knowledge to identify potential hazards, perform safe management and repairs, and diagnose issues.  

3 - Fostering Active Learning With Q&A and Industry Expertise 

At Network Training Partnership, we believe that true learning happens through active engagement. That's why our EV technician courses go beyond lectures and incorporate interactive Q&A sessions. These sessions are designed to:

We actively invite trainees to ask questions, share their existing knowledge, and even engage in healthy debate about different approaches to working with EVs. This exchange of ideas fosters a deeper understanding and allows trainees to learn from each other's experiences.

Our instructors are industry experts,  hand-picked not just for their technical prowess but also for their ability to translate complex concepts into clear and understandable terms.  The Q&A sessions provide a platform for trainees to seek clarification, address any lingering doubts, and ensure they grasp the material fully.

4 - Structured Training Program

Our courses focus on simplifying the learning process into manageable, bite-sized modules that focus on specific aspects of EV repair and technology.

 

Our structured training programs provide a range of benefits including:

 

Progressive Learning: Trainees begin with foundational concepts and gradually build their knowledge and skills, progressing to more complex systems as they master each module. This ensures a solid foundation before tackling advanced topics.

 

Enhanced Focus: Each module focuses on a specific area of expertise, allowing for more in-depth exploration and improved comprehension.

 

Improved Retention: Breaking down information into smaller, manageable chunks enhances the ability to retain key concepts compared to long lectures.

 

Flexibility: Modular programs offer greater flexibility. Trainees can focus on specific areas they need to strengthen or take modules one at a time as their schedule allows.

A perfect illustration of this approach is our EV & Hybrid AWARE DCPC module. This module is broken down into seven distinct topics, ranging from identifying key components of electric vehicles, to safe loading and unloading procedures for electric vehicles.

This comprehensive approach ensures they develop the knowledge, skills, and confidence needed to become successful  approved and accredited EV technicians.

If you would like to view our electric vehicle training course options, please click here

 

Gary Tucker, Managing Director of Network Training Partnership

Awarded the 'Outstanding Contribution to the Motor Industry' by the Institute of the Motor Industry at their 2020 Centenary Awards and a finalist in the Talent in Logistics Industry Ambassador Awards 2020.

A dynamic, entrepreneurial personality and strategic leader with a proactive attitude and history of proven success within the Military and Commercial sectors. Can be relied upon to always produce outstanding results in exceptionally high-pressure situations.