ALLDATA introduce ‘education licence’ for ALLDATA Repair

ALLDATA Europe, a leading provider of original vehicle manufacturer (VM) diagnostic, repair, and maintenance data, has demonstrated its dedication to nurturing the technicians of tomorrow with the introduction of an ‘education licence’ for ALLDATA Repair.

Today marks the start of the UK Garage & Bodyshop Event at the NEC. Simon Frost, ALLDATA Europe UK Sales Director, alongside esteemed industry figures, James Dillon, Steve Scott, and Karl Booth, will lead a seminar panel at 3:30pm in the Workshop Technical Hub. ALLDATA Europe’s exhibition stand can be found in Hall 6, Stand L30.

The panel will delve into the importance of continuous education and the value of investing in appropriate data resources. Thus, ALLDATA Europe’s ‘education licence’ initiative to provide future automotive professionals with vital resources for their education and seamless transition into the workforce is both timely and commendable.

The ‘education’ licence

Any educational establishment offering City & Guilds level qualifications to prepare students and apprentices for the automotive industry can now acquire an ‘education licence’ of ALLDATA Repair that gives every student access to original repair data from 37 VMs.

Two colleges, Lincoln College and Coleg Gwent in Newport, have signed-up to ALLDATA Repair, recognising its value for their current trainee cohorts. Access to this extensive dataset of genuine VM data, created by the VMs for their dealer networks, is now an essential component of their students’ educational journey.

ALLDATA Europe UK Regional Sales Manager, Steve Robson, said: “I’ve been in discussion with the team at Lincoln for a number of years, and they always recognised the value of what we had; however, the ability to put the data into the hands of every student was a game changer for them.”

Meanwhile, the team at Coleg Gwent were quick to take up the proposition. Eric Ware, another one of ALLDATA Europe’s UK regional sales managers, reported that he was in contact with college staff “as soon as the new licence was made available” and the team “quickly decided to add ALLDATA Repair and make it available to their students”.

The licence has also attracted attention from two more colleges. These are evaluating the content for its mechanical repair procedures and comprehensive wiring diagrams. Both are considering making it available as part of their curriculum.

ALLDATA Europe UK Sales Director, Simon Frost, added: “It all started with a conversation I had with a lecturer from Sandwell College at Automechanika Birmingham last year, who impressed on me the importance of allowing the students to get access to this data.

“For the curious student, ALLDATA Repair enables them to look up the procedures and technical articles that the dataset contains. I am convinced that many other colleges around the country will take advantage of this fantastic offer – now and in the years ahead.”

What is ALLDATA Repair?

ALLDATA Repair provides access to original VM repair, maintenance and diagnostics information for 37 brands with more than 133,000 vehicle combinations. This includes eight million technical drawings and wiring diagrams plus electrical connector views.

Covering more than 96% of vehicles currently in use, ALLDATA Europe is creating a culture of continuous learning to ensure professionals – present and future – have the knowledge and confidence to thrive amidst changes reshaping the automotive aftermarket.

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