HORSHAM, Pa.AAMCO Transmissions Inc., the transmission repair/total car care group, is planning to open AAMCO University, a state-of-the-art training facility in Newnan, Ga., for AAMCO technicians, managers and franchisees.
The quality of the AAMCO technician skill set in the increasingly complex automotive repair industry is essential to providing the best service and experience for the consumer, said AAMCO President and
CEO Brett Ponton, who did not note the projected investment.
The new center, 30 miles southwest of Atlanta, will provide service training through a best-in-class curriculum within its high-tech training facility and repair center. Groundbreaking will occur in August, AAMCO said, which should allow for the facility to open by January 2015.
AAMCO University will house all training activities for AAMCO technicians, customer service managers as well as prospective, new and current franchisees. Its main goal is to provide the proper training for the employees to be in position to continually deliver quality service, the company said. Additionally, the new curriculum shows the training and progression needed to navigate a successful career path at AAMCO, at any level of employment.
The facility also will offer lecture and hands-on technical instruction for up to 60 people at a time with a theater-style classroom, a replicated front office, a simulated repair shop to provide a real-life learning environment and a call center. It will be next door to Global Powertrain Systems L.L.C.an AAMCO partner enterprise under the combined ownership of American Driveline Systems Inc.a transmission remanufacturer.
In business since 1962, AAMCO operates more than 700 automotive service centers throughout the U.S. and Canada.