BOWIE, Md. — Response to the Tire Industry Association's Basic Earthmover Tire Service (ETS) program has been very strong in the five years since its introduction, according to Kevin Rohlwing, the trade group's senior vice president of training, with more than 2,500 tire technicians having completed it in that time.
"But that number does not reflect the thousands of technicians who have received the training without sending in a test to be graded," he said, "or those who have completed the course online through their company's internal learning management system."
On the other hand, TIA's Farm Tire Service (FTS) program is still too new to generate any measurable numbers, farm tire technicians have responded enthusiastically to it, Mr. Rohlwing told Tire Business.
Basic FTS was released only this past April and isn't yet available online, according to Mr. Rohlwing, "but the response from those who have purchased it has been great, and they are very happy with the content and information that it provides."