Between 16th and 18th October 2018, a meeting of Alterdrive project partners took place in Byalistok, Poland. The European Development Agency is one of the active participants in the project and was involved in the various steps that will lead to the creation of a new manual for secondary industrial schools about alternative fuels. A part of the meeting was an evaluation of the questionnaire conducted in the past months by head-mechanics in car services of automotive brands in all partner countries of the project.
The questionnaire led to interesting conclusions such as confirmation that students of industrial schools should be taught more intensively about alternative fuels as well as that the system lacks specialists. There is also an urgent need for the education of new mechanics as car services do not have enough educated mechanics for electric or hybrid engines. The project team received a positive feedback on their intentions and already planned further steps to proceed in the upcoming months.