A new training school for budding electric vehicle engineers and mechanics has recently been founded in Spain.
The QEV Academy has been formed by QEV Technologies which has a large technical footprint with Mahindra Racing in the ABB FIA Formula E Championship.
The training program is made up of two parts; one in the company’s headquarters and another within a current racing team.
QEV Academy has launched two training modules. A ‘Master in Motorsport & e-Racing’, for students with university education or who are finishing it and the ‘Advanced University Course of Technical Specialist in Motorsport and e-Racing’, for students from current course cycles.
Both programs are issued and certificated by the CEDEU (Center for University Studies of the Rey Juan Carlos University) and have full academic validity.
The program is aimed at graduates or students of engineering or automotive degree courses, automotive professionals and also former drivers who want to focus their working life towards the automotive or motorsport engineering industries.
The initial theoretical and practical training will be taught at the QEV Technologies facilities in Montmelo, close to the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya.
The second will be based on practices in a racing team or a project related to the electric vehicle industry.
Courses will start in October and end in April with 400 teaching hours at the headquarters of QEV Technologies.
Once the theoretical training is over, the students face the practical part in a race team or in an electric vehicle project, integrating themselves into a work team.
The training project is directed by Andres Castillo, Mahindra’s Formula E track engineer and Jerome d’Ambrosio’s current race engineer.
Castillo will lead a team of professors including Toni Cuquerella (former BMW, Super Aguri, HRT and Ferrari F1 engineer), Albert Fabrega (former F1 and Formula E mechanic), and Joan Orus, Mahindra team leader in Formula E.
The registration period will end on Sept. 27, with classes beginning in October. Click here to read more.