The Service Technicians Society (STS) is introducing a program aimed at providing life-long learning for professional technicians.
Called Technical Knowledge Opportunities, the program will focus on quality, STS said, by using Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) standards as core criteria for program design and delivery. It will help bring ``new and emerging technologies to the service community with the speed needed to keep pace with rapidly changing technologies,'' the group said.
STS is currently soliciting training partners and plans to offer the first courses this fall.
According to the society, its research indicated 80 percent of techs said that the amount of training they received in the last year was not enough to keep pace with changes in their profession.
Established in 1996 as an affiliate of SAE International, Warrendale-based STS currently has more than 6,000 members in 50 states and 25 foreign countries.
For more information, contact the Service Technicians Society at (800) 787-9596; or visit the association's Web site: www.sts.sae.org.