The NASTF Education Committee is chartered to facilitate the availability and accessibility to independent technicians of technical training resources where those resources are originated by or managed by the automaker.
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Education Committee Projects/Responsibilities
Industry Roadmap to GREAT Technicians: As a result of the March 2, 2016 NASTF Spring 2016 General Meeting session "Building the Road to GREAT Technicians," the NASTF Board of Directors has assigned the follow up to that session to the responsibilities of the NASTF Education Committee where ALL stakeholders (especially other associations) will be encouraged to participate in defining a common message and roadmap for GREAT technicians from high school through retirement. The vision for NASTF leadership is that all groups will continue to serve their own special interests but with coordination and visibility through the NASTF discussions our industry will be better served in the long run. See Road to GREAT Tech page.
OEM-Aftermarket Educator Resource Agreements: to engage with OEMs to pursue a solution that will benefit the vehicle-owner’s service experience, OEMs, independent technicians and independent trainers, as well; where independent trainers may connect with specific OEMs to discuss aftermarket education resource needs, the use/licensing of OEM content and other special arrangements.
[On Nov 3, 2016 the NASTF Board discussed the OEM Educators Roundtable suggestion (for Alliance and Global to take content sharing topic to their membership). Their decision: Education committee should bring this request back to the Board only after success or significant progress has been made regarding aftermarket adoption of the following element of the Road to GREAT Technician project:
Model education/training curriculum (Student, internships, etc) Example: AYES www.ayes.org/About-Us.aspx]
What education resources are OEMs required by law or agreement to provide for independent training?
The EPA Information Access Rule applies to emission-related systems on 1994 MY passenger vehicles and later; and essentially mandates that all such training information be made available from an index on the OEM technical website upon publication to their franchise dealers. READ THE EPA DOCUMENT HERE (a pdf download)
Most OEM manufacturers voluntarily participate in the NASTF Service Information Standards Agreement where Section I (J) extends the OEM commitment to non-emission-related information.
A law in Massachusetts requires "repair information" to be provided to independents (in Mass.) from the OEM website for vehicles of 2002 MY forward.
2017 Education Committee Conference Call Schedule:
11am ET/8am PT, Wednesday, January 18
11am ET/8am PT, Wednesday, March 29
11am ET/8am PT, Wednesday, May 24
11am ET/8am PT, Wednesday, September 13