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TIA to host ATS training for women only

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The Tire Industry Association (TIA) is hosting a Certified Automotive Tire Service (ATS) Advanced Instructor Training Course for women only. The course will be held Oct. 6-9, 2015 at ISN Phoenix Conference and Training Center in Phoenix, Ariz. This is the first time the association has held a training course specifically for female tire professionals.

“One of my goals as President of TIA is to showcase the opportunities that are available to women in our industry," says TIA President Freda Pratt-Boyer. "Currently, only a very small percentage of TIA-certified ATS technicians are female and through this course, we hope to increase those numbers. Course participants will also have an opportunity to network with other women in the industry."

The Certified ATS Instructor Program is a 4-day in-depth classroom and hands-on class that industry professionals must successfully complete in order to return to the dealership to train technicians to prepare them for certification. TIA has used the train-the-trainer approach to train and/or certify more than 93,000 technicians since 1997. 

Certified ATS includes safety guidelines and step-by-step procedures for all aspects of passenger and light truck tire service including wheel installation with the proper torque and tire repair. It also includes a full day of instruction on Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems (TPMS), so technicians have a thorough understanding of the requirements for the most popular domestic and import vehicles.

To register, please visit For information, contact Chris Hoogenboom, Director of Training, at or 1-800-876-8372, ext. 106.

For more information about TIA, visit

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