Eighth ŠKODA Scholar Automobile takes form
Mladá Boleslav, 25 October 2021 – The eighth ŠKODA Scholar Automobile is taking form. After experiencing delays because of the COVID-19 pandemic, 25 apprentices from the ŠKODA Vocational Faculty have now began work on their venture to construct a rally model of the ŠKODA KAMIQ. Throughout a go to to the ŠKODA Design division, the apprentices created the primary sketches of their very personal dream automobile, which they are going to develop and construct themselves – from their preliminary concepts to the completed automobile. That is the primary time that the ŠKODA Academy venture can be collaborating with ŠKODA Motorsport. One other first this 12 months is for the ŠKODA KAMIQ, which can be making its debut as a Scholar Automobile.
Altogether, 25 apprentices from the ŠKODA Vocational Faculty are participating on this 12 months’s ŠKODA Scholar Automobile venture, which is celebrating two premieres in its eighth run. After deciding to construct a rally model of the ŠKODA KAMIQ, the scholars at the moment are collaborating with ŠKODA Motorsport for the primary time within the historical past of the Scholar Automobile venture. One other first is the selection of the compact metropolis SUV KAMIQ as the idea for this 12 months’s idea automobile. Consistent with custom, the younger abilities will obtain help from engineers and skilled workers from the Technical Improvement, Design and Manufacturing departments at ŠKODA’s headquarters in Mladá Boleslav.
Within the ŠKODA Design division, the vocational college students began off by producing the primary drafts and sketches of their dream automobile with nice enthusiasm and creativity. They had been supported on this by Oliver Stefani, Head of ŠKODA Design, and his group. “The rally model of the KAMIQ posed distinctive challenges for the apprentices’ creativity. They put a variety of nice concepts on paper and into the venture,” Stefani emphasised.
Jiří Hadaščok, Exterior Design Coordinator at ŠKODA AUTO gave the vocational college students beneficial suggestions, as did his colleagues: “The scholars have accomplished a wonderful job. The designs replicate their creativity and nice ardour for the venture,” he says. Apprentice Adéla Nešněrová can also be excited, “Our go to to ŠKODA Design was nice; we acquired beneficial recommendation from the skilled designers, plus our dream automobile is actually coming collectively because of their help.”
The vocational college students produced exterior and inside sketches of the subsequent ŠKODA Scholar Automobile. The design depicts a automobile with a definite racing character, with consultants from ŠKODA Motorsport additionally supporting the apprentices in its growth. This primary-ever collaboration as a part of the Scholar Automobile venture marks the a hundred and twentieth anniversary of ŠKODA Motorsport and pays homage to the Czech model’s many racing successes.
Yearly since 2014, college students on the ŠKODA Vocational Faculty in Mladá Boleslav have had the chance to plan, develop and construct a spectacular idea automobile. The primary automobile was the CITIJET, based mostly on the ŠKODA CITIGO. This was adopted a 12 months later by the FUNSTAR, a ŠKODA FABIA pick-up. In 2016, the ATERO coupé was modelled on the RAPID SPACEBACK. In 2017, the CITIGO once more impressed the design of the electrical ELEMENT. In 2018, the scholars designed the SUNROQ, a convertible model of the SUV KAROQ, adopted a 12 months later by the spectacular pick-up research MOUNTIAQ based mostly on the ŠKODA KODIAQ. For Scholar Automobile quantity seven, the apprentices selected a SCALA for the primary time. Within the firm’s anniversary 12 months, they reworked the compact mannequin into the emotive SLAVIA Spider, commemorating the corporate’s founding in 1895. True to ŠKODA’s ‘Merely Intelligent’ ethos, the Scholar Automobiles will not be solely spectacular ideas but additionally characteristic revolutionary particulars. The SUNROQ and MOUNTIAQ had been on present in 2020 as a part of a particular exhibition on the ŠKODA Pavilion on the Autostadt in Wolfsburg.
The Scholar Automobile venture on the ŠKODA Vocational Faculty in Mladá Boleslav is a singular initiative within the Czech Republic and affords the specialists of tomorrow the possibility to place their expertise to the check in collaboration with Manufacturing, Design and different departments. This offers the apprentices an perception into all of the related areas of the corporate. They be taught to work on tasks as a part of a group, mix planning and sensible implementation, and current their work to members of the Board of Administration. The annual Scholar Automobile is without doubt one of the most essential tasks for the ŠKODA Academy and impressively demonstrates the top quality of coaching on the Vocational Faculty in Mladá Boleslav, which was based in 1927.