3M Commercial Solutions has introduced its new 3M Mobile Training Vehicle that takes graphics instruction on the road.
The state-of-the-art, 40-foot rolling classroom delivers hands-on installer training to central locations in towns across the country. The goal is to help more installers develop the skills and confidence needed to bolster their reputations and grow their businesses, according to the company.
“With the 3M Mobile Training Vehicle, we want to provide a convenient, comprehensive and hands-on education that the students can use every day,” said Kimberly Tostrud, product marketer with 3M Commercial Solutions. “One of the greatest benefits of the 3M Mobile Training Vehicle is the hands-on experience trainees will receive, with 80 percent of instruction time dedicated to product application by the students. The opportunity to gain application experience under the guidance of authorized trainers, who are expert installers themselves, provides students with a unique experience that goes far beyond watching a demonstration, workshop or listening to a lecture.”
Reece Supply Company in Charlotte, North Carolina, was one of the first 3M Strategic Authorized Distributors to host the 3M Mobile Training Vehicle in February.
“We had great feedback from those who attended the training class, and it was clear their confidence grew after they received the hands-on instruction,” said Vic Lawrence, operations supervisor for Reece Supply Company. “The entire 3M team was very professional, knowledgeable and eager to help in any way. It reminded me of a racecar pit crew at times.”
The 3M Mobile Training Vehicle is equipped with different application surfaces for students to work with, including partial vehicles for commercial applications, a variety of wall types, fleet panels, floors, windows for glass applications, a classroom and more.