The National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium spent much of 2016 traveling the United States training automotive technicians to repair and maintain propane autogas vehicles utilizing its Propane Autogas Vehicle Technician Training curriculum. Now this curriculum and training program has been recognized by the automotive training industry for its outstanding quality.

The NAFTC recently earned its fifth National Excellence in Training Award from the Automotive Training Manager’s Council for the Propane Autogas Vehicle Technician Training.

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The NAFTC recently earned an ATMC National Excellence in Training award for its Propane Autogas Vehicle Technician Training. Credit: ATMC.

The NAFTC developed the Propane Autogas Vehicle Technician Training through funding from the Propane Education & Research Council to educate, train, and prepare pre- and in-service automotive technicians about the rapidly expanding field of propane vehicle diagnostics and repair.

“Many fleets are turning to propane autogas vehicles to lower operating costs and improve local air quality,” said Bill Davis, NAFTC director. “The NAFTC and PERC were able to develop a partnership and create a course that will benefit automotive technicians across the country who work on these vehicles.”

PERC President and Chief Executive Officer Roy Willis commented, “PERC and the NAFTC developed a great partnership to create and present propane autogas training for technicians, and to continue to increase the use of propane autogas.”

“Congratulations to both the NAFTC and PERC teams for their contributions to this important program. This award is a wonderful recognition of the importance and quality of this program,” he continued.

The Propane Autogas Vehicle Technician Training is a three-day course focusing on servicing and maintaining propane autogas vehicles safely.

The NAFTC will receive its award in a formal presentation at the ATMC’s annual reception during the AAPEX and SEMA shows in Las Vegas on November 2, 2016. The NAFTC’s four previous National Excellence in Training Awards were for the organization’s Overview of Biodiesel course (2007), Electric Drive Vehicle First Responder Safety Training suite of products (2013), Petroleum Reduction Technologies curriculum and supporting materials (2013), and Electric Drive Vehicle Automotive Technician Training (2014).

The ATMC is an organization founded by automotive training professionals to promote the advancement of training and professional development within the automotive service industry.

Davis added, “The receipt of the ATMC National Excellence in Training Award for so many of our products, shows that the NAFTC produces training materials of the highest quality. I am proud to work with a dedicated staff who are committed to creating work that leads to cleaner air and energy independence and who know that together we do make a difference.”

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The ATMC National Excellence in Training award-winning Propane Autogas Vehicle Technician Training includes hands-on, real-world activities to familiarize participants with propane autogas components. Credit: NAFTC.

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