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TIA adds Minneapolis training date

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The Tire Industry Association (TIA) has added June 25-28 to its 2013 Certified Automotive Training Service (ATS) Instructor Training Tour. The location is Minneapolis.

Other confirmed dates for the tour are:

  • March 5-8 - Ghent, W.V.
  • March 19-22 – Phoenix
  • March 26-29 - Charlotte, N.C.
  • April 30-May 3 - Los Angeles
  • May 7-10 – Boston
  • May 21-24 - Toledo, Ohio
  • July 9-11 - Seattle
  • Nov. 12-15 - Jacksonville, Fla.

Other cities TIA will hold the ATS Tour classes in are:

  • Rochester, N.Y.
  • Pittsburgh
  • Milwaukee
  • Tampa, Fla.
  • Oklahoma City
  • Houston

TIA says the Certified ATS Instructor Program is a four-day, in-depth and hands-on class that industry professionals must complete in order to return to the dealership(s) to train technicians to prepare them for certification.  TIA has used the train-the-trainer approach to train and/or certify more than 70,000 technicians since 1997. 

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