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TIA releases fall training schedule

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The Tire Industry Association (TIA) has set dates for its fall 2008 Automotive Tire Service (ATS) and Commercial Tire Service (CTS) Certified Instructor Programs.

Students who successfully complete the Certified Instructor Program are prepared to return to their companies and impart that knowledge to their fellow employees by conducting in-house Certified ATS/CTS Technician or Instructor classes, TIA reports.

The Certified ATS and CTS programs combine in-depth classroom instruction with comprehensive, hands-on education.

The CTS program meets the requirements laid out by Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Standard 29 CFR 1910.177, and the ATS program covers every aspect of passenger and light truck service, including lifting, balancing, mounting and demounting.

Additionally, having TIA-Certified ATS/CTS personnel may allow businesses to qualify for insurance discounts, in addition to being able to market their expertise over competitors to potential customers, TIA reports.

“The TIA CTS and ATS Instructor Programs continue to prove that there is a great demand for training in the industry," says Roy Littlefield, TIA’s executive vice president. “We’re not only excited to see the number of ATS and CTS trained technicians and instructors continue to grow, we’re also pleased to see the industry recognize how valuable this investment in training and education can be.”

The scheduled dates for fall 2008 are:

Baltimore:

ATS:

Four-day: Oct. 7-10

Three-day: Oct. 7-9

CTS:

Four-day: Dec. 9-12

Three-day: Dec. 10-12

Denver:

ATS:

Four-day: Oct. 21-24

Three-day: Oct. 21-23

CTS:

Four-day: Sept. 23-26

Three-day: Sept. 24-26

For more information on these courses, go to www.tireindustry.org , call (800) 876-8372, ext. 107, or email training@tireindustry.org.

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