In August, Lewis Nall Program Coordinator for the Automotive/Diesel Department at Owensboro Community & Technical College visited the National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium (NAFTC) to kick off their alternative fuel vehicle training as an NAFTC National Training Center member.

Aug 15 - Member Spot

Owensboro Community & Technical College is a public, two-year, open admissions college accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges and is one of the sixteen colleges that make up the Kentucky Community & Technical College System (KCTCS). The college touts its value of innovation, focus on student learning, and its responsiveness to economic trends.

Nall attended a Light-Duty Natural Gas Vehicle train-the-trainer course and a Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Fuel System Inspector train-the-trainer course, preparing him to be an instructor of both courses.

The increase in popularity of natural gas as a vehicle fuel in the United States has created a need for technicians qualified in using and maintaining their unique fueling and propulsion systems. The suite of NAFTC natural gas trainings were designed to train instructors, who will then teach automotive technician students and workforce development participants how to inspect and service these vehicles.

Owensboro Community and Technical College Interim Chief Academic Officer Michael D Rodgers commented, “Owensboro Community & Technical College is proud to equip students with the skills that they need to succeed in today’s job market. As alternative fuel vehicles increase in popularity, our Automotive and Diesel technology departments work to train the next generation of technicians to maintain and repair these vehicles. NAFTC materials and curricula will help us ensure that these students receive the best education available to safely and effectively work with AFVs.

Owensboro Community & Technical College is one of nearly 50 National and Associate Training Centers who provide the award winning, state-of-the-art NAFTC curricula and training.

As a consortium member, Owensboro Community & Technical College has access to train-the-trainer classes on numerous alternative fuel vehicle topics for automotive technicians. For more information about joining the NAFTC, visit MyNAFTC.

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