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Optronics offering free technical training

TMCSuper Tech 2015 competition units will be used during Optronics’ free technical courses for fleets and distributors.TMCSuper Tech 2015 competition units will be used during Optronics’ free technical courses for fleets and distributors.

Optronics International is offering free technical training to fleets, distributors and jobbers.

The Bright Ideas Technical Training Program provides a fundamental understanding of electricity, vehicle wiring, lighting connections, installation and basic troubleshooting.

Optronics will conduct the free training sessions at a fleet or distributor location.

“Anyone associated with the sale or maintenance of vehicle lighting can benefit from our Bright Ideas Technical Training Program,” says Brett Johnson, president and CEO of Optronics International. “Everyone from fleet maintenance professionals to aftermarket counter staff can now have a practical working knowledge of electricity, lighting and how these both relate to reducing CSA infractions.”

The Bright Ideas Technical Training Program curriculum includes the following training segments: background on federal entities and regulations, including FMVSS 108 (including FMVSS codes), NHTSA, CSA and SAE; specific lighting regulations for vehicles; electricity 101; installation and preventative maintenance; added values of LEDs; tools and technical support; lab support; and lighting requirements tables and diagrams.

Participants who finish the free course will receive a certificate of course completion and a free Bright Ideas tool kit.

One of the unique aspects of the program is the use of advanced TMCSuperTech 2015 competition units. The units were originally used in September of 2015 by the American Trucking Association’s Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC), at its eleventh annual National Technical Skills Competition, also known as TMCSuperTech 2015.