Auto offers education opportunities for both motor mechanics and lorry mechanics in new and modern tuition facilities in Nørresundby with lots of life and light. Our programs are all classified as Vocational Education and Training (VET) and belong to the joint, educational entry way “Technology, construction and transportation”. A special program, EUX, is offered for students, who wish a double qualification as a mechanic and an upper secondary school graduate.
In addition to this, Auto delivers a large and versatile selection of continuous and in-service training for employees in the motor industry in subjects like pre-sales preparation, air conditioning, lift repair, electric cars, diesel engine control and corrosion treatment.
Life at the school
Whilst being a training institution, Auto has managed to create a unique workshop atmosphere. There is a relaxed and free interaction between the students and the approximately 20 well qualified vocational teachers. Everybody is concerned about each other, and the students learn both the professional skills of the mechanic’s trade and how to behave in a work place. Here is room for workshop humour, road race on the parking lot, and an annual football match (students vs. teachers, of course). We are also doing excursions (for example to the VW factories) and study trips.
Our workshops and Open Learning Centre are equipped with cars and lorries of reputable brands, and we have high tech, computer based test equipment and modern tools in order to match the industry that the students are going to work in.
A part of TECHCOLLEGE
Auto is a part of TECHCOLLEGE - founded more than 200 years ago and now being one of the largest VET institutions in Denmark. In our organisational set-up, TECHCOLLEGE deals with overall management and administration for a total of 10 trade related colleges and a technical upper secondary school.
All colleges and schools under TECHCOLLEGE base their development activities on a joint strategy plan.
The global challenge
As a vocational college, we have a long tradition of being engaged in international cooperation. The idea is to open the minds of both teachers and students to the world, and to ensure that we equip our graduates with the international competences, which are needed in the globalized labour market.
A national support scheme, Work Placement Abroad (in Danish “PIU”), makes it possible for Danish VET students to do all – or part of – their company based training abroad. Our international coordinator at Auto College Aalborg is working to promote the use of this unique opportunity among our students and trying to engage the college in other types of international cooperation projects.
It should be noted that all non-EU citizens must pay school fees to attend our education programs and that all tuition at Auto College Aalborg is delivered in the Danish language.