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Timken Offers Free Tech Training Series

For automotive technicians and distributors, there’s nothing more valuable than practical, professional information that can be used every day. That’s why The Timken Co. www.timken.com offers free educational courses for pros to gain the knowledge that can drive customers’ confidence in their businesses.

Already, 16,000-plus people from more than 50 countries have trained using the Timken Tech Series, according to the company.

“The program has been a great addition to our curriculum,” said Randy Fulkerson, a 30-year auto industry veteran instructor at Bohlen Technical Center in Watertown, New York. “Students are able to build on their classroom learning and even receive a certificate of completion for their professional portfolio.”

“The content is very informative and valuable to my students,” added Juan Martinez, a longtime instructor at NEISD Automotive Technology Academy in San Antonio.

Created by certified technicians and Timken engineers, Tech Series focuses on light and commercial vehicle product training. Light vehicle courses cover hubs, lubricants, needle bearings, seals, tapered bearings, cylindrical bearings and ball bearings. Commercial vehicle courses cover tapered bearings, seals, lubricants and driveline center support bearings.

All training sections encompass basic product overviews, removal and/or installation procedures, troubleshooting, FAQs, part nomenclature and a glossary of terms.

This high-caliber program also makes use of:

  • Easy-to-understand, multimedia resources, including videos, illustrations and other tools
  • Tests at the end of each section to assess the student’s comprehension
  • Immediate validation upon successfully completing a course (students can print a certificate to provide to a supervisor or potential employer)

Timkin is available at the AAPEX Show to discuss its educational offerings. The company will be in booth No. 3018 at the Oct. 31 through Nov. 2 trade show set for the Sands Expo Center in Las Vegas.

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