A new training facility for electromobility has been recently opened in Martorell. The centre offers all SEAT employees specific courses, ranging from mechanics to safety.
SEAT’s journey towards an electric future is gaining pace. The transformation doesn’t just apply to products, but also – and most importantly – to the people who make them, which is why the company has set up the electromobility Learning Center (eLC).
The training facility is set in a new 400 square metre building, located in the heart of the Martorell factory. In keeping with its firm commitment to training, SEAT is offering a complete programme of courses dedicated solely to electric vehicles. The aim is to train employees in all aspects related to new electric technology, from mechanics to safety.
“The future is electric. This is why at SEAT we are committed to training and developing talent. With the creation of the eLC, we are offering our more than 15,000 employees all the necessary tools to be able to face the challenges of tomorrow”, says SEAT executive Vice-president for Human Resources and Organisation, Xavier Ros.
The new centre provides training for all SEAT employees. There are sessions on hybrid and electric technology and raising awareness among the entire workforce about the importance of safety procedures in electric vehicles. More specialised training is also provided to factory workers on the production line so they can learn how to connect and disconnect electrical systems, as well as how to carry out work with high active voltage. As a reaction to the COVID-19 situation and the lockdown period, the company also offered all its employees the possibility of taking an online course on Awareness of Electric Vehicles. To date, 8,600 people have participated.
The eLC is just one of many SEAT training options. The company offers an ambitious programme aimed at boosting the professional growth of its employees to prepare them for the future challenges facing the automotive industry. In 2019 alone, SEAT allocated 23 million Euros to the advancement of its employees in different projects and fields, amounting to an investment of 1,500 Euros per person.
The new electromobility Learning Center, part of the 5 billion euro investment plan announced by SEAT, consolidates the company’s commitment to training as the cornerstone of its transformation towards the electric vehicle. SEAT and CUPRA are going to launch five new electric and plug-in hybrid models by 2021, which will join the electric version of the SEAT Mii, already on the market.
The Leon family will have plug-in hybrid models under the SEAT and CUPRA brand, manufactured in Martorell. The SEAT Tarraco will have a PHEV version too, as will the CUPRA Formentor, the first model designed and developed for the CUPRA brand, and also manufactured in Martorell. The CUPRA el-Born will join the SEAT Mii electric as the company’s second fully electric vehicle.
Source: SEAT S.A.