TULSA, Okla. — 54 school bus technicians from all over the United States and Canada attended the IC Bus University session held the week of May 3 at the IC Tulsa Bus Plant. Attendees were provided up to 43 hours of instruction on bus maintenance, engines, bus electrical, Ricon Lifts, Braun lifts, Allison Transmissions, Specialty Manufacturing as well other areas of concern to today’s school bus technician.
John Thompson, Director of Training for IC Bus said, “We continue to have tremendous interest in the IC Bus University. We are most pleased that the evaluations that we collect at the end of the sessions give us high marks for the program. We are constantly evaluating our program so that we can offer to our bus customers an outstanding program that meets their training needs.”
The next session of IC Bus University is scheduled for the week of Aug. 16, 2010. School bus technicians interested in the August 16th session should contact their IC Bus dealer for registration information.
Attendees should plan to arrive in Tulsa by noon on Monday, August 16. Attendees will be responsible for transportation to and from Tulsa, their hotel ($89 per night and includes breakfast), an evening meal and the class fee of $300.
IC Bus will furnish daily transportation, including airport pick up and return. Return flights should be scheduled after 1:00 pm on Friday, August 20th. Lunch will be provided Monday through Friday as well as a guided plant tour, instruction on engines, bus electrical and bus maintenance, evening classes on full power brakes, air conditioning, Ricon and Braun lifts, lunch presentations on Koroseal maintenance, Specialty Manufacturing and paint repair as well as an additional four hour class on Allison Transmissions for up to 43 hours of total instruction as well as all books and materials.