Thomas Built offers tech training


The 2013 Thomas Built Institute is set for May 7-10 in Greensboro, N.C. A second session will be held in conjunction with the STN Expo in Reno, Nev., July 23-26.

To register, visit Registration is limited to 100 participants and the cost is $325, which includes lunch and ground transportation.

“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 2013 institute curriculum includes:

2013 Emissions System
Advanced Electrical
A choice of one of the following 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

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