The NAFTC’s revamped membership structure has allowed it to forge new partnerships to provide education and outreach for alternative fuels, alternative fuel vehicles, and advanced technology vehicles. A total of 10 new members, 9 National Training Centers and one Associate Training Center, have joined the National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium (NAFTC) under its new membership structure since the last eNews was published in March. These members include:

  • Abram Friedman Occupational Center (Associate Training Center)
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Blue Ridge Community College, Flat Rock Campus (National Training Center)
  • Flat Rock, NC
  • Fox Valley Technical College, Appleton Campus (National Training Center)
  • Appleton, WI
  • Milwaukee Area Technical College, Mequon Campus (National Training Center)
  • Mequon, WI
  • Nicolet Area Technical College (National Training Center)
  • Rhinelander, WI
  • Seminole Community College, Sanford/Lake Mary Campus (National Training Center)
  • Sanford, FL
  • Southern Maine Community College, South Portland Campus (National Training Center)
  • South Portland, ME
  • Vermont Technical College, Randolph Center Campus (National Training Center)
  • Randolph Center, VT
  • Central Georgia Technical College, (National Training Center)
  • Milledgeville, GA
  • Macomb Community College, (National Training Center)
  • Warren, MI


Nate Davis from the Abram Friedman Occupational Center is presented with the NAFTC’s Associate Training Center Certificate by NAFTC Executive Director Al Ebron. The Abram Friedman Occupational Center is located in the heart of downtown Los Angeles and offers classes from auto body repair to engine performance, including California’s Advanced and Basic Clear Air Car course, which it has offered for 25 years. NAFTC photo.

The revised structure retains the National Training Center designation, while adding categories for Associate Training Centers; Non-Profit and Government Agencies; and Corporate and Small Business membership. The National Training Center designation is geared for post-secondary institutions, while Associate Training Center membership is designed for secondary education schools, centers and organizations that are interested in providing education, training and outreach for alternative fuel vehicles (AFV) and advanced technology vehicles. Three new membership categories for Non-Profit Organizations and Government Agencies, Corporate (100+ employees), and Small Businesses (less than 100 employees) were also introduced under this new structure to allow non-educational organizations to help further AFVs and advanced technology vehicles by promoting, supporting, and expanding the use of these vehicles in an effort to improve air quality and decrease U.S. dependence on foreign oil.

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