LEESBURG, Va. — The Automotive Training Managers Council (ATMC) has named Motor Coach Industries Int'l Inc. its grand award winner in this year's national excellence in training awards.
The ATMC also presented awards to General Motors Co. and Raytheon Professional Services for a collaborative effort and to Bosch Automotive Service Solutions.
Motor Coach Industries captured the grand award with a program titled "MCI Academy HVAC 101," which is the first of a four-part training program on the distinct heating, ventilation and air-conditioning systems critical to the interior environment of a motor coach, according to the ATMC, a Leesburg-based non-profit dedicated to the advancement of training and professional development in the transportation service industry.
The MCI course of study provides training starting with the basics and progressing through advanced troubleshooting while incorporating all the best practices for development and delivery of training. It was submitted by the firm's technical training manager, Scott Crawford,
The GM-Raytheon collaboration, "GM Service Technical College iVideo," uses interactive videos to repackage existing training or to create new training to support a blended learning experience for students. Submitted by Chris Wallace, GM's technical training integration manager, and Allan Blascak, GM program manager for Raytheon, this the second ATMC award for this partnership in recent years.
Bosh Automotive's OTC Division earned its award for a training program titled, "ADAS Camera Calibration and Alignment." Submitted by Bosch's technical instructor, Steven Zack, this program trains technicians on how the camera feature of Advanced Driver Assist Systems (ADAS) is calibrated, and how the vehicle controller uses this information with algorithms to determine time to impact.
All submissions are judged by a panel of peers on how the program addresses critical components that comprise a well-structured training program. A mean average of all judges' scores is used to determine the winners.
The annual ATMC National Excellence in Training Awards shine a spotlight on highly effective or innovative training programs, and emphasize the importance of training to the success of the transportation industry.
The award winners will be honored at the ATMC reception Nov. 1 during Industry Week in Las Vegas at the Venetian Hotel-Sands Expo Center, Casanova Rooms 604-605. The event will run 5 to 6:30 p.m.