The NASTF Education Team 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 Team Projects/Responsibilities
Industry Roadmap to GREAT Technicians: The Road to Great Technicians working group met Feb 1-2 and has an outline of suggestions. This will be covered during our call at Vision KC. 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.
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2018 Education Team Conference Call Schedule:
1pm ET/10am PT, Thursday, March 1 - Vision KC Overland Park Convention Center. Open face to face meeting to follow 1-4pm
1pm ET/10am PT, Wednesday, April 11 - ATMC Meeting, Emory Conference Center, Atlanta, GA. Face to face R2GT team 9-12
10am ET/7am PT, Wednesday, Aug 8 - Conference call - See above for call in information
11am ET/8am PT, Wednesday, October 29 - AAPEX - Sands Convention Center,