Hybrid training resources

Travis Owner/Technician Portland, Oregon Posted   Latest  

I was fortunate and was trained on Toyota hybrids by Jack Rosebro whom I love and is a great instructor. He has since moved on to a corporate job at toyota and I am looking for high quality science based hybrid training for a new staff member. As time goes on we are weak on the GM hybrids and could probably use some specific training for that. The only thing I have seen is some classes at Weber State in Utah that look decent? I would be willing to put on a class in Portland Oregon with several shops if we can get the right toyota instructor. I think the GM stuff will be a seperate mission. 

Jacks training focused on TIS and Techstream, not really the specific systems, but how to find the right information and get familiar with a system you have not seen before. To me that was more important than the hybrid specific stuff at least on the Toyota side. 

Not sure if there are instructors reading this forum who might be right, or if any one has a referral I would be interested in any that are known to be good.

Thanks

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Jay Educator
Portland, Oregon
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Travis, We teach a term long hybrid and electric course here at Portland Community College every spring that covers multiple makes using OE and aftermarket tools. We utilize Toyota, Honda, GM, Nissan, Mitsubishi, and Ford vehicles in the course as well. We also host summer week long training events, usually with one in generic hybird/electric technology and one in manufacturer specific. Do you…

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Travis Owner/Technician
Portland, Oregon
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Thanks for the reply Jay. I am on your list! We are going to try and find some stuff in the winter as its hard to send our shop foreman away when we are super busy in the summer. I have been talking with G Truglia and also emailed Alan Nagel as well. See what we figure out. Thanks!

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Kenneth Educator
Bend, Oregon
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Travis, avtgnw​.​org is a non-profit to provide advanced training for instructors and technicians. Check the web site for on-line and face-to-face training. Ken … AVTGNW Electrified Vehicle Technologies and Training Partner: FutureTech Auto -supplier of Hands-on Training Workshops and Bootcamps, on-demand training, and specialty tools & equipment Advanced…

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Rudy Technician
Montebello, California
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Doesn't get any better than Future Tech Auto. That training is straight from the horses mouth.....

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Michael Owner/Technician
Montague, New Jersey
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Contact Jerry G Truglia at TST in NY. … His course is one of the best I have seen. He may have excellent info for you in your area.

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Martin Instructor
Burnaby, British Columbia
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Hi Travis. I agree that Jack presented hybrid systems and most commonly Toyota variants in a unique style that empowered those present to use the available tools and resources. Harvey Chan (RIP) and Edwin Alfaro were masters of the case study approach and others were perhaps larger than life characters, with ego issues or a somewhat combative nature towards others who were delivering similar…

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David Owner/Technician
Milton, Ontario
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Hi Martin: I agree.. Dr. Mark Quarto is very highly regarded and I have learned from him as well. R.I.P. Harvey. He was a TRUE case study diagnostician and never passed up a chance to use his lab Scope to test faults/ideas and pass on the HARD EARNED knowledge to anyone who would legitimately listen and think. I believe I learned my GM and Ford Hybrid info thru Craig. Take Care. Give my Best to…

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Martin Instructor
Burnaby, British Columbia
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Hi Harley. It is good to see you here too. Jack is a hands-on guy, didn't get overly caught up with digital media and would draw out the concepts, before moving to the shop. Spending time with some of these guys over the years really was beneficial and it is was good to experience first hand, the mix of talent and unique perspectives they offered. Of course, a healthy dose of "prima donna" and…

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David Owner/Technician
Milton, Ontario
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Hi Travis: I too took Jack's course and loved them. I also took Craig VanBatenburg ( ACDC Hybrid ) courses. I was not aware that Jack had moved up the ladder. I am glad for him. Contact/speak with Craig or his wife Deb. I do not have the contact info in front of me at the moment. If you look up ACDC Hybrid Training you should get the contact info. I am sure that he can help you out. He is based…

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