The Tire Industry Association has released a Spanish version of its Basic Earthmover Tire Service (ETS) Training Program, designed for OTR tire technicians.
The program – which outlines the minimum skills and safety guidelines for servicing one-piece, three-piece, five-piece and double-gutter OTR assemblies – consists of a 3-hour DVD and 15 Module Workbook. Those who complete the course and pass the 100-question final exam receive a TIA Certificate of Completion.
Michelin North America approached TIA about a Spanish translation for Basic ETS and after being informed that it was not slated for production for at least a few years, they offered to translate, re-edit and reproduce the program at no expense to TIA, the association said.
"This is yet another example of TIA working together with Michelin to add another level of training and education for tire service technicians," said Randy Groh, TIA president. "We are grateful for their support and look forward to future projects that raise awareness for tire safety."
"Like all of our training and certification programs, Spanish ETS offers the same level of high-quality videos and workbooks," said Kevin Rohlwing, TIA senior vice president of training. "With the increasing number of Spanish speaking technicians in the workplace, a greater portion of the workforce can now receive high-level safety training thanks to the partnership with Michelin."
To order the Spanish Basic ETS program, visit www.tireindustry.org or contact Christine Marnett at [email protected] or 800-876-8372, ext. 106.