Delphi Technologies, part of the BorgWarner family, has launched Delphi Technologies Academy, a new e-learning platform designed to make it easier for technicians to enhance their skills and keep up to date with the latest technological developments.
Developed over the last 12 months by the company’s expert trainers, the course offers ‘blended learning’ where delegates can complement hands-on classroom-based training with virtual tuition.
The global pandemic has created a backlog of training and garages playing catch-up have heightened sensitivity to costs, availability, and travel. The Delphi Technologies Academy directly addresses these issues by providing access to training materials on any device and at a more convenient time. The training can be consumed in any location and the platform’s on-demand nature also means a workshop technician confronted with an issue with a sensor, for example, could consult an online video and be back to work in minutes.
Hybrid and Electric Vehicle content from the OE manufacturer The Delphi Technologies Academy covers a wide range of vehicle systems and technologies including ADAS, exhaust aftertreatment, diesel systems, petrol systems, vehicle electrics and chassis systems. There are also multiple training modules dedicated to hybrid & electric vehicles. The complete spectrum of topics is covered; from instruction videos on how to safely lift a hybrid/electric vehicle through to detailed overviews of the very latest OE systems.
Personalised training paths…
The platform currently has eight training categories, comprising over 200 courses, delivering a combination of theory and how-to videos, with new modules being added every 3-4 weeks. Each course is designed to cater for the needs of a wide audience, from apprentices to experienced master technicians.
The digital nature of the platform enables features that help delegates engage in an interactive way. For example, diagnostic training is aided by an engine simulator that allows users to replace or isolate different components in a virtual environment to help identify the root cause of an issue.
For delegates following a defined training path, the Delphi Technologies Academy acts as a central hub, providing everything from a calendar view of available courses to automated access to course notes. For those working towards an IMI (Institute of the Motor Industry) accreditation, the facility to sit a mock test helps to create confidence, particularly of benefit to those who perhaps have not sat an exam for some time. More complex topics, such as those related to electric vehicle maintenance, are unlocked only once users have progressed through any required foundation courses.
“The Delphi Technologies Academy is something we’re very excited about and proud of,” says Phil Mitchell, Technical Services Manager, Delphi Technologies Aftermarket. “From feedback we know it’s something that will be of benefit to all those seeking automotive training, no matter their existing skills, and we are positive that it will be one of the very best online training facilities available in our sector.”
“Such is the nature of what mechanics do, there will always be a need for practical training, but an expert online resource will certainly enable many people to expand their skillset with the minimum of fuss. The reach is open-ended and with little more than an internet connection, it will be possible for someone to access Delphi Technologies training wherever they may be in the world.”
A 12-month subscription to the e-learning platform costs £220 plus VAT.