Thomas Built Buses has released details on the 2014 schedule for its maintenance training series.
The Thomas Built Institute’s Service Training East will take place in Greensboro, N.C., from April 29 to May 2. A second training session will be held Sept. 9 to 12 in Dallas.
Company officials said that the training will enhance bus technician skills and complement school bus maintenance programs.
“We know how tough it is to keep up with ever-changing technology, EPA standards and safety regulations,” said Mike Stotler, service education manager for Thomas Built Buses. “The annual Thomas Built Institute has become a very popular opportunity for school bus technicians to get hands-on training and a factory-certified curriculum in small classes, all in less than a week’s time.”
Participating technicians select the track they want and receive 28 credit hours of continuing education.
The 2014 Thomas Built Institute curriculum includes:
• 2014 emissions system
• Advanced electrical
• A choice of one of the following two tracks:
– Type C: Multiplex, service link and troubleshooting
– Type D: Electrical and fan drive
• Coolant, maintenance and cost savings
• Utilizing websites, resources and wire diagrams
• Factory tours
Registration is limited to 100 participants to ensure small classes and personal attention. The cost is $325 and includes lunch and ground transportation.
Company officials said that the classes fill up quickly, so early enrollment is recommended. To register, go here.