Photo courtesy of the Propane Education & Research Council.

Photo courtesy of the Propane Education & Research Council.

The National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium (NAFTC) is offering a free, three-day training course designed to give automotive service technicians an in-depth look at servicing and maintaining propane-autogas-powered vehicles.

NAFTC launched the course to help fill a need for qualified technicians who can adapt, service, and maintain the alternative fuel systems.

Course materials provided include a participant manual and program certificate. Instruction will mix classroom work with practical exercises and hands-on shop activities so technicians exit the course with an expansive knowledge of: propane characteristics, vehicle compatibility and conversion, system components, and personnel and shop safety.

The Propane Education & Research Council funded the development of the training in partnership with the NAFTC.

Training is offered at Oklahoma City Community College April 25 to 27; Blossman Autogas Fuel and Research Center in Asheville, N.C., May 24 to 26; and June 14 to 16 at Linn-Benton Community College in Albany, Ore.

“The development of this training offered a unique opportunity for industry and education to exhibit a true partnership,” says Bill Davis, director of NAFTC. “This course, which was prepared from extensive input from the propane industry, and especially the PERC safety and training committee, will give technicians the knowledge and skills needed to troubleshoot and repair all of the types of propane systems.”