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Orlando hosts NCTS training event

Popular Autologic event is resurrected after 3-year absence
Thursday, August 23, 2018 - 07:00
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ORLANDO – On Aug. 16, 2018, team members and officers of Autologic welcomed over 200 technicians to the Omni Orlando Resort in Orlando, Florida, as they arrived to attend the 2018 National Conference and Tech Sessions (NCTS). Hosted by Autologic, and with the support of the WORLDPAC Training Institute and Carquest Technical Institute, NCTS featured 44 training sessions held over the two-day event.

Sessions held were primarily focused on European models, but new in 2018 were more specialized diagnostic programs like John Thornton’s “Electronic Engine Mechanical Testing” and G. Truglia’s “Critical Thinking Diagnostic Skills”. Also included were a few domestic specific sessions like “GM Networks And Diagnosis”, presented by Gary Machiros, and “Toyota Hybrid Technology Update, presented by Dave Macholz. Additionally, specialty sessions that applied to most manufacturers were offered. These included sessions on Stop-Start technology, ADAS, and J-2534 programming. And of course, there were sessions offered for shop management featuring Jeremy O’Neal and Cecil Bullard.

Instruction was provided by top independents and team members from Autologic, WTI and CTI; including some new faces recruited from the ranks of an increasingly active group of young technicians banded together in the group known as “Trained By Techs”. In addition to the training opportunities, attendees spent a lot time networking with each other with some active discussions taking place until the wee hours of the morning!

And that is what “live” training offers that no other form of training does. The ability to interact – with your instructors, with represented vendors, with the host organizations and most importantly, with each other.

Some attendees elected the hands-on class, “Simplifying Electricity-Sensors and Controls in Automotive Applications”. Autologic's Kevin Fitzpatrick announces the company’s intention to continue NCTS at the event’s closing dinner Saturday night.

Kevin Fitzpatrick, Autologic VP, was pleased with the success of this renewed event, last held in 2015, and announced at the closing dinner that NCTS would be held again next May, with the intention to host a bi-annual event that would be held in the years opposite of the Supplier and Tech Expo (STX) event held by training sponsors, WORLDPAC and (now) Carquest.

For more information about the event, or the line of Autologic products and services, visit https://us.autologic.com.

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