Thomas Built Institute announces dates for technician training - West

Thomas Built Buses is pleased to announce the Thomas Built Institute Service Training - West set for September 9–12 in Dallas, Tx. The technicians’ training Institute 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 Institute curriculum includes: 

  •  An Introduction to Propane
  •  2014 Emissions System
  •  Advanced Electrical
  •  Coolant, Maintenance and Cost Savings
  •  Utilizing Websites, Resources and Wire Diagrams
  •  Wheelchair Lifts and Seats 

 And a choice of one of the following tracks: 

  •    Type C: Multiplex, Service Link or Troubleshooting
  •    Type D: Electrical and Fan Drive

To register, visit Early enrollment is recommended, as classes fill up quickly. Registration is limited to 100 participants to ensure small classes and personal attention. The cost is $325, which includes lunch and ground transportation.