LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Oct. 4, 2001)— The International Tire & Rubber Association Foundation Inc. has published next year's schedule of Commercial Tire Service (CTS) training and certification programs for instructors and managers as well as specialized tire retreading and repair educational opportunities—in English and Spanish.
Courses outlined for the year 2002 will take place at ITRA's training center in Louisville, Ky., which includes a fully operational truck tire and wheel service shop and a tire retreading and repair plant.
The association said that along with supervised hands-on instruction and classroom instruction, students will receive the latest and best information from manuals, safety videos and other educational materials. ITRA members receive a discount on all educational programs and instructional and safety materials.
Since its inception in 1996, approximately 700 individuals have participated in the CTS instructor program. In turn, those certified have trained 5,300 CTS technicians in the field.
ITRA's 2002 training schedule
January8-11CTS Instructor Certification Program*
14-18In-Depth Retreading and Basic Repairing
February5-8CTS Instructor Certification Program*
18-22In-Depth Retreading and Basic Repairing in Spanish
February 26-March 1CTS Instructor Certification Program*
26-29CTS Instructor Certification Program*
April8-12In-Depth Retreading and Basic Repairing
23-26CTS Instructor Certification Program*
21-24CTS Instructor Certification Program*
June18-21CTS Instructor Certification Program*
July22-26In-Depth Retreading and Basic Repairing in Spanish
August5-9In-Depth Retreading and Basic Repairing
September10-13CTS Instructor Certification Program*
October1-4CTS Instructor Certification Program*
7-11In-Depth Retreading and Basic Repairing in Spanish
November12-15CTS Instructor Certification Program*
December4-6Retread Plant Manager´s Course
10-13CTS Instructor Certification Program*
Classes are subject to change.
To register, visit ITRA´s website, www.itra.com, or call (800) 211-1779 or (502) 968-2190 and request fax-on-demand document 300 for CTS Training & Certification and document 400 for Retread/Repair Training.
* The three- and four-day CTS programs are based on commercial tire service experience. Participants with less than two years' experience must register for the four-day class. Those with more than two years experience may register for the three- or four-day class. The three-day class begins the second day of the scheduled program.