Thomas Built Buses is heading north, launching a new training institute in Canada that should open early 2016.
In April, the Daimler Trucks subsidiary will debut the new Thomas Built Institute Service Training in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, at the Canadian Pupil Transportation Conference.
“We are pleased to be able to add a Canadian location to our institute round-up. Participants this year again can expect hands-on experience and the opportunity to brush up on their skills in less than a week,” said Mike Stotler, service education manager for Thomas Built Buses.
Technicians who attend the institute will focus on either Type C or Type D models, receiving 28 continuing education credit hours for participation. The curriculum includes a range of subjects, such as EPA emissions, advanced electrical, coolant class, seating systems, wheelchair lifts and Allison transmissions, just to name a few.
The school bus company will follow up its Canadian unveiling with its launch of two additional institutes — Thomas Built Institute’s Service Training East in Greensboro, North Carolina, and Thomas Built Institute’s Service Training West in Denver, Colorado — this summer and fall.
“Our hands-on technician training is always popular,” said Stotler.
Last summer, Thomas Built Insitute West was held at the STN EXPO.