Vauxhall donates three £3,000 engines to motor vehicle

More than £9,000 worth of engines have been donated to Warrington Collegiate’s motor vehicle department as part of an exciting partnership with Vauxhall.

Students visited the company’s Warrington dealership on Friday to pick up the three engines, which will be used to help develop students’ knowledge and skills of rebuilding, diagnosing and rectifying engine faults.

Conor Burke, who is currently on the level 2 Diploma in Motor Vehicle Maintenance, was one of the students who visited the dealership on Winwick Road to collect the engines.

He said: “As a student, we appreciate what Vauxhall have done for us by donating these engines. It’s amazing and gives us the opportunity to work with modern technology, as well as seeing how things are done at the dealership.”

Chris Johnson, lecturer in motor vehicle, said: “We’re really thankful to Vauxhall for this donation. The engines will be used to further the students’ practical skills and aid their learning, giving them outstanding experience that will allow them to get a job when they finish their course.”

This is not the first time Vauxhall has donated to the college’s motor vehicle department, with a total of five engines and 10 gearboxes donated in recent years.