Industrial technicians of the future should use the most modern tools available on the market today. That is why the Göteborgs Tekniska College (Technical college of Gothenburg) uses a FLIR i7 thermal imaging to instruct its pupils in the use of thermography for maintenance inspections.
With half of the funds for the GTC coming from the government and the other half coming from Volvo, the college cooperates intensely with the Swedish car manufacturer. Housed right next to – and partly inside – the Volvo production and assembly plant in Gothenburg there is undoubtedly ample opportunity for the pupils to get hands on working experience, while Volvo gets a steady supply of well trained technicians in return. “I would definitely describe it as a win-win situation”, says Johan Bengtsson, Group Leader of the GTC.