May 26th, 2016

NAFTC Training Roundup

The National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium (NAFTC) has been busy with training these past few weeks.

The NAFTC conducted a free Propane Autogas Vehicle Technician Training in Oklahoma City, OK, hosted by Oklahoma City Community College and funded by the Propane Education and Research Council (PERC).

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Attendees learn in-depth technical skills on the functionality of Propane Autogas with hands-on displays. Credit: NAFTC.

The newly-developed propane autogas training gives automotive service technicians an in-depth look at servicing and maintaining propane-autogas-powered vehicles. The NAFTC launched the course to help fill a need for qualified technicians who can adapt, service, and maintain the alternative fuel systems.

Stuart Flatow, VP for Safety and Training at Propane Education and Research Council attended this session and expressed his appreciation of all those who supported it. He stated, “PERC appreciates the support of the Oklahoma City Community College and their hosting of this important training program. This is just the beginning of PERC and NAFTC working together to cultivate and deliver the next generation of propane autogas training and safety programs.”

The Propane Research and Education Council funded the development of the course and a series of free trainings across the United States. Upcoming free trainings will take place in Lima, OH; New Hudson, MI; Bessemer, AL; and Lebanon, OR.

Later the NAFTC conducted two natural gas trainings for the Korea Transportation Safety Authority at the NAFTC Headquarters in Morgantown, WV. The visitors attended Light Duty Natural Gas Vehicle training and Compressed Natural Gas Fuel System Inspector training.

The growing use of natural gas vehicles in South Korea prompted the Transportation Safety Authority to seek proper natural gas vehicle training.

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Members of South Korean Transportation Safety Authority analyze the storage methods of Natural Gas Vehicle technology through hands-on training. Credit: NAFTC.

For a complete list of upcoming trainings, visit the NAFTC Training Schedule.

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