2014 Technician Institute schedule set by Thomas Built Buses

Thomas Built Buses, a leading manufacturer of school buses in North America, has announced its 2014 Thomas Built Institute schedule.

The Thomas Built Institute’s Service Training East will take place in Greensboro, N.C., from April 29 to May 2. For technicians unable to make the April event, a second training session will take September 9 to 12 in Dallas, Texas.

The training is designed to 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 Institute curriculum includes 2014 emissions systems; advanced electrical training; multiplex, service link or troubleshooting; electrical and fan drive; coolant, maintenance and cost savings; and utilizing websites, resources and wire diagrams.

Included in the training are factory tours.

To register, visit www.thomasbus.com. Early enrollment is recommended, as these classes fill up quickly.

Registration is limited to 100 participants to ensure small classes and personal attention. The cost is $325 and includes lunch and ground transportation.