The National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium (NAFTC) attended the Automotive Training Managers Council Annual Conference in Englewood, Colorado from April 15 through 17.

ATMC was founded in 1984 as a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the advancement of training and professional development within the automotive service industry. ATMC coordinates their annual conference to bring together industry leaders to discuss issues in automotive training. This year’s theme was, “The Power of Collective Wisdom”.


“The ATMC conference is a great opportunity for automotive training managers to be able to come together and discuss programs, strategies, needs, and get a better understanding of the state of the industry. It allows a training organization such as ours to get the message out on what we have and how we do business,” said Bill Davis, Acting Director of the NAFTC.

“The networking that takes place at the ATMC conference is well worth the price of attending the conference. Meeting other training managers and sharing ideas always helps in the development of your organization. It allows you to develop plans and strategies that you can implement in your organization.”

Presentations at the 2013 conference included topics such as, how to balance training costs, improve technician retention, and harnessing the collective knowledge of the automotive industry.
Davis added, “The ATMC conference is a great mix of fleet managers, training providers, equipment providers, and vehicle manufacturers. If you are seeking information on markets for your products, making your fleet better, or improving your training, this is the place to make it happen. With the number of training professionals that attend this conference, there is something for everyone that is involved in training in the automotive industry.”

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