In October, automotive instructors from the Community College of Philadelphia visited the National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium to attend the Light-Duty Natural Gas Vehicle train-the-trainer course and a Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Fuel System Inspector train-the-trainer course.
The Light-Duty Natural Gas Vehicle train-the-trainer course taught participants from the Community College of Philadelphia and others about compressed natural gas vehicles and how to safely maintain and repair them. The CNG Fuel System Inspector train-the-trainer course instructs participants on how to properly inspect CNG cylinders as part of routine maintenance or following an incident.
Class attendees are able to return home and instruct automotive students on these topics following the courses.
“The training that was provided has sparked our faculty to build new curriculum and offer new programs. After attending the training for CNG we are able to offer courses to our students and help make sure the area fleet service departments have access to a top notch education around alternative fuels,” said Richard Saxton, interim dean of business and technology, Community College of Philadelphia.
The Community College of Philadelphia Automotive Service Technology Option program prepares students to become automotive technicians. Their program is accredited by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF).
As an NAFTC consortium member, The Community College of Philadelphia 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.com.