Is anyone aware of a good, in depth Hybrid/EV vehicle, short term training program? I am interested in getting instructors trained and comfortable teaching in this area.
“In depth” and “short term” are probably not terms that go together in this arena . That being said there are many opportunities becoming available. Check out CTIOnline.com for current offerings both OLT and Virtual Classroom. In addition be aware that our development team is constructing an EV series that will utilize multiple training platforms and will culminate with a multi-day hands on…
continue.weber.edu/professional/p… Weber state in Utah has a few week long training seminars. He also has a lot of great videos on youtube.
I second this! As a previous EV technician, his YouTube videos are a great resource! I've even looked into his courses from a continuing Ed aspect. Professor Kelly I believe his name is!
John Kelly is his name. His videos are long and amazingly detailed. If I recall, Toyota and other OEM companies send techs to Prof. Kelly for training. He is a phenomenal instructor! – Dave
We are in the same region as Weber State. I've known John Kelly for many years. Very sharp. I tell my students that if they are on YouTube trying to learn, go find his videos. Always very well researched and documented information. I've been through some of his Hybrid training, it was good. I was looking for additional training.
Thank you. They just had a grand opening of their new EV lab. Knowing John Kelly it will be very well done.
If you go anywhere other than Craig at ACDC, you're missing out on a ton of extremely detailed course material. I have been there personally as well as another tech in our shop, 5 star. fixhybrid.com
Craig is also very good and he puts on a lot of great seminars.
I guess it depends on what kind of training you want. I’m level 2 certified with the IMI (which means I can power down vehicles so they can be repaired). I’m considering traveling to England for level 3 and 4 training.
ATG has a few good webinars and seminars during the year. Isaac Rodell has a great CTI online course he does. Richard Falco also has a pretty decent segment. Of course John Kelly and Weber Auto he has huge sections with Deep Dives on a lot of Hybrid and EV models. The best training though is in the shop showing the techs that confidence to know how the systems work, how to de-energize them…
Hello Mike, I don’t know how advanced your training is at this point, but you might enjoy this class that Rich Falco & I are teaching next week: new.cti-lms.com/Flyers/Default… As Randy Briggs mentioned, we already have several excellent classes in our CTI Library with more coming soon! Thanks
I've personally attended the 7 - day hands on training in Worcester, Massachusetts from Craig at ACDC. Craig offers some really in - depth content dating back to the first hybrid vehicle sold in the States to a few of the latest models in our roads today. Lots of great textbooks and webinars to take home as well to review on your own time. I would recommend Craig for Hybrid/EV training.
Hi Mike. My advice is to mix it up with online prerequisite introductory level training and F2F instructor led training. You have received some great advice. Early on, our institute invited private trainers in for instructional group training. For aftermarket training comparison to vehicle manufacturer course offerings, I participated in hands-on training with these and more on multiple…