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AmeriSkills

April 25, 2012 09:10 ET

AmeriSkills Offers Electric Vehicle & Hybrid Technician Training Program (EV Certification)

RAMONA, CA--(Marketwire - Apr 25, 2012) - AmeriSkills, a training company, is now forming Electric Vehicle and Hybrid Vehicle Training classes in San Diego county and around CA. (www.ameriskillstech.com).

California is preparing for a large demand of skilled and knowledgeable Electric Vehicle (EV) and Hybrid Vehicle Technicians.

To ensure a safe and skilled workforce, all auto technicians will need these new skills! Working auto technicians, new and graduating auto technicians, service writers, auto body, service managers, auto electricians, fleet technicians, shop foreman, gas to electric conversion technicians, tow truck and impound storage personnel and anyone planning to work on an EV or Hybrid must take this training for their own safety. Currently, it is the only program in the nation that prepares students to pass the globally recognized Electronics Technician Association (ETA) EV Certification safety standards.

This training will increase employment opportunities for technicians who work with or around EV or Hybrid vehicles. Technicians that complete this training with have the "know how" to safely work on and diagnose EV and Hybrid vehicles.

AmeriSkills is providing plenty of "Hands On" training tasks during this course. The course materials include the up-to-date technology for both EV and Hybrids. Topics covered are: Identify operating characteristics of Electric Vehicles; Identify Personal Protection equipment (PPE) used when working on EV and Hybrids; Understand the operating principles of AC and DC Electric Motors; Understand Motor Control Technology; Understand battery technology and CANbus error codes; Learn power control Technology; and Learn to operate diagnostic meters/equipment to explain test results.

This EV Technician & Hybrid Technician Training prepares the student to pass the only recognized EV Certification; EV Technician Certification from ETA. This certification is the only EV certification recognized by CA WorkForce and EDD offices: pages 4 & 6 in occupational guide: www.calmis.ca.gov/file/occguide/Alternative-Fuel-Vehicle-Tech.pdf

With over 3,000,000 Hybrids and EVs now on the road, the increase of gasoline prices, the implementation of higher fuel standards and tighter air quality standards, EV and Hybrid vehicles will be increasing at much higher levels than anticipated.

AmeriSkills is offering the EV & Hybrid Technician training at various locations in San Diego and California, beginning in June 2012.

Space is limited, call now to reserve a seat!

For more information please call: (888) 895-8186 or visit the web site: www.ameriskillstech.com

To see the new CODA Electric Vehicle with 140 mile range: www.codaautomotive.com

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