TIA Announces Advanced Hands-On Earthmover and Farm Tire Service Training Classes

Bowie, Md. – The Tire Industry Association (TIA) has announced that they will be offering Advanced Hands-On Training for technicians in the earthmover and farm tire service industries. These classes are designed to provide additional education for those that have completed the TIA Basic ETS and Basic FTS courses.

With support from AME International, Stellar Industries and Tire Life, students will receive comprehensive hands-on training using a service truck and hydraulic tools. They will learn and demonstrate the proper procedures for using common tools and equipment in the tire and wheel service industry. Registrants will be required to complete the TIA Basic Level ETS or FTS courses as a prerequisite before attending these hands-on classes.

“Nothing replaces hands-on instruction in the farm and earthmover tire service industries, so these classes are a direct response to the demand from our members to provide these unique training classes,” said Kevin Rohlwing, TIA Senior Vice President of Training. “While classroom instruction and a written examination is necessary in most instances, these classes are not part of a certification or certificate program so all of the focus is on using the tools and equipment safely and correctly. We are fortunate to have members like AME, Stellar and Tire Life who are willing to host and sponsor these classes.”

The class schedule for 2017 is as follows:

Earthmover Tire Service Classes

April 18-20 at AME International, Brooksville, Fla.

August 8-10 at Stellar Industries, Garner, Iowa

Sept. 12-14 at Stellar Industries, Garner, Iowa

Farm Tire Service Classes

January 17-19 at AME International, Brooksville, Fla.

June 13-15 at Stellar Industries, Garner, Iowa

July 11-13 at Stellar Industries, Garner, Iowa

Tuition is $495 for 1 or 2 attendees. Companies sending 3 or more participants will receive a discounted rate of $445 per student. Attendees who successfully complete the 3-day class will receive a Certificate of Completion.

For more information or to register, contact Christine Hoogenboom at choogenboom@tireindustry.org or 1-800-876-8372, ext. 106.