BOWIE, Maryland (May 22, 2006) - The Tire Industry Association (TIA) is partnering with the Indiana/Illinois Tire Dealers Association (IITDA) to offer TIA´s Automotive Tire Service (ATS) Certified Technician Training course to IITDA members this summer.
The two groups will offer 12 ATS courses in six cities July 24-Aug. 5.
Each city will host two one-day ATS courses allowing tire dealers to send half of their technicians to the program on the first day and the other half on the second day, if they so choose, TIA said.
The dates and locations are: July 24-25, Indianapolis; July 26-27, South Bend, Ind.; July 28-29, Chicago; July 31-Aug. 1, Decatur, Ill.; Aug. 2-3, Mount Vernon, Ill.; Aug. 4-5, Evansville, Ind.
ATS training covers all aspects of passenger/light truck tire service including lifting, balancing, mounting/demounting, installation and removal, tire pressure monitoring systems, repair procedures and industry charts and tables. The program offers a Certification Exam given at the conclusion of the course. Students passing the exam will receive a certified ATS technician certificate and 13 uniform emblems.
To register for the IITDA courses, contact John Buettner, IITDA executive vice president, at (888) 754-837 or (317) 889-7808; e-mail: [email protected] Other organizations and state associations interested in setting up similar ATS training courses should contact Chris Bell, TIA´s director of training at (800) 876-8372 ext. 106; e-mail: [email protected]