CarShop Donate Car to College
Doncaster College has received the donation of a car
from CarShop Doncaster to use in the College’s motor vehicle
CarShop, which is the Uk’s leading used car supermarket group,
has donated a Vauxhall Astra 1.7 DTI for students to work on.
Peter Brennan, the Service Centre Manager at CarShop Doncaster,
which is situated on Trax Park just off Junction 3 of the M18 said,
"With advancements in technology, and a stronger focus on
education, the motor industry bears little resemblance to when I
joined over 25 years ago. Starting out as a trainee mechanic,
experience has proved that this dynamic industry provides immense
scope for diversification and progression to anyone who has a
passion for cars."
Peter, an ex-Doncaster College student, pointed out that CarShop
do more than sell cars. They offer servicing and M.O.T’s, "I
understand the importance of nurturing future mechanics and
providing them with the tools they need in order to succeed and
what I want to get across is the CarShop really does invest in the
local community and the future talent of the industry.
"It is therefore with great pleasure that we will be donating a
Vauxhall Astra 1.7 DTI to Doncaster College; thus allowing students
to refine their practical skills alongside gaining a first class
John Ellis, Head of Motor Vehicle at the College, accepted the
vehicle on behalf of the College and thanked the CarShop for their
He said, "Working with local companies is both rewarding and
enterprising for both parties," he went on to say, "In these
austere times it is vitally important that industry and education
can work and support each other in new technologies. Peter
understands the importance of learners accessing new technologies
because as stated by Peter he has come through the apprenticeship
scheme and knows how hard it is to work on new technologies."
With the donation of the Astra Turbo Diesel Estate, Doncaster
College students will get the opportunity to work on newer, more
modern vehicles to help them with their studies.
For more information about CarShop visit www.carshop.co.uk. Doncaster
College runs a host of motor vehicle-based courses from its Hub
campus. Further details can be obtained by calling 0800 358 7575 or