Press Release Summary:
Automotive Tire Service (ATS) and Commercial Tire Service (CTS) Certified Instructor programs qualify enrollees to return to their place of business and conduct Certified Technician courses for their employees. ATS program combines classroom instruction with hands-on education, and CTS program utilizes same combination while meeting requirements of OSHA Standard 29 CFR 1910.177. Both classes are held in 3- or 4-day sessions either in Baltimore, MD or Denver, CO.
Original Press Release:
TIA Announces 2011 AutomotiveTire Service (ATS) and Commercial Tire Service (CTS) Certified Instructor Program Scheduled
Bowie, MD - The Tire Industry Association (TIA), one of the leading global authorities on tires, today announced its 2011 dates for their Automotive Tire Service (ATS) and Commercial Tire Service (CTS) Certified Instructor programs. These programs can qualify enrollees to return to their place of business and conduct Certified Technician courses for their employees. Persons interested in attending these classes can register by visiting the "Training & Education" section of TIA's Web site, www.tireindustry.org, or by calling 800.876.8372, extensions 106 or 107.
The newly-revised ATS program combines in-depth classroom instruction with comprehensive, hands-on education. Students who successfully complete the program are prepared to return to their companies and impart that knowledge to their fellow employees by conducting in-house Certified ATS Technician or Instructor classes.
The CTS program utilizes classroom instruction with hands-on learning and meets the requirements laid out by OSHA Standard 29 CFR 1910.177. Students who successfully complete the CTS Instructor program are qualified to certify technicians in the field.
Both ATS & CTS classes are held in either 3- or 4-day sessions. TIA also offers both classes either in Baltimore, MD or Denver, CO.
"Both TIA's CTS and ATS Instructor Programs have been updated within the past two years. This means that technicians have the opportunity to receive the most comprehensive and up-to-date instruction on the latest tire service techniques," said Roy Littlefield, TIA's Executive Vice President. "TIA's training programs are widely considered to be among the best in the world, and a TIA Certification can benefit the technician, the shop owner, and the motoring public."
The scheduled dates for 2011 are:
TIA Automotive Tire Service (ATS) Instructor Classes
3-Day: March 29 - 31; October 18 - 20
4-day: March 29 - April 1; October 18 - 21
3-Day: May 17 - 19; December 13 - 15
4-Day: May 17 - 20; December 13 - 16
TIA Commercial Tire Service (CTS) Instructor Classes
3-Day: February 22 - 24; September 13 - 15
4-day: February 22 - 25; September 13 - 16
3-Day: April 5 - 7; November 15 - 17
4-Day: April 5 - 8; November 15 - 18
TIA is an international association representing all segments of the tire industry, including those that manufacture, repair, recycle, sell, service or use new or retreaded tires, and also those suppliers or individuals who furnish equipment, material or services to the industry. The Tire Industry Association (TIA) has a history that spans more than 80 years and includes several name changes. Originally known as the National Tire Dealers & Retreaders Association (NTDRA), the organization gave birth over the years to the American Retreaders Association (ARA) and the Tire Association of North America (TANA). ARA changed its name to the International Tire & Rubber Association (ITRA) and merged with TANA in 2002 to form the current Tire Industry Association (TIA), which now represents every interest in the tire industry. For more information, visit www.tireindustry.org, or call 800.876.8372.