College in China buys Maserati and Ferrari for students to 'dismantle and assemble'

Twenty luxury cars, including Maserati, Ferrari and Porsche, are parked at the campus of Wuchang Polytechnic College in Hubei province to welcome its freshmen, on Sept 5, 2017.
Twenty luxury cars, including Maserati, Ferrari and Porsche, are parked at the campus of Wuchang Polytechnic College in Hubei province to welcome its freshmen, on Sept 5, 2017.PHOTO: CHINA DAILY/ ASIA NEWS NETWORK

HUBEI (CHINA DAILY/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Twenty luxury cars were parked at the campus of Wuchang Polytechnic College in Hubei province to welcome its freshmen, Changjiang Daily reported on Wednesday (Sept 6).

They included brands such as Maserati, Ferrari and Porsche.

Worth more than 10 million yuan (S$2.1 million) in total, the college bought the cars for field training for students majoring in vehicle detection and auto maintenance this year.

The course has been nicknamed "luxury cars class".

Mr Liu Yuanjin, the teacher in charge of the class, said: "Students can have in-depth knowledge of the engine and installed devices, by dismantling and assembling the vehicle parts".

"Vehicle detection and breakdown services do require strong knowledge, so the college has built a 4,600sq m training centre for high-end car brands, to enhance their skills."

It is the second intake of the "luxury cars class", with 80 students admitted this year.

The 60 students who were enrolled last year have received offers from top car services suppliers in Zhejiang, Jiangsu and Hubei provinces.