NAFTC Leads Training at ACT Expo June 2012

Saturday, June 30th, 2012 NAFTC Updates
NAFTC Leads Training at ACT Expo June 2012   The National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium offered free training during pre-conference sessions at the Alternative Clean Transportation Expo on May 15.   ACT Expo attendees were eligible to attend the following NAFTC training sessions: “Clean Air and Energy Independence: An Overview of Alternative Fuel and Advanced Technology Vehicles;” “A Basic Understanding of Battery-Electric and Hybrid-Electric Vehicles;” “Clean Cities Learning Program: First Responder Safety Training on Biofuels, Gaseous Fuels, and Hydrogen;” and “Clean Cities Learning Program: First Responder Safety Training on Electric Vehicles (EVs).” These free preconference training sessions were organized into a series of five training tracks covering a spectrum of alternative fuel topics including “Fleet Management 101,” “Alternative Fuels and Electric Vehicles 101,” “Propane Autogas 101,” “Natural Gas Vehicles 101,” and “First Responder Safety Training.” As North America’s largest gathering of alternative fuel and clean vehicle technology stakeholders, the ACT Expo annually offers conference attendees a robust educational training component as a complement to its alternative fuels conference agenda.   “Every year the ACT Expo boasts timely training for those who attend and we were so proud to be included on this year’s roster of workshops,” said NAFTC Assistant Director of Training and Development Micheal Smyth. “Our enrollment numbers, and the positive feedback we get from participants, shows that people are ready to take ownership in creating a future where clean energy vehicles and alternative fuels are more readily accessible. After taking one of our sessions, we hear from participants who are excited to return to their communities and lead by example.” A pioneer and national leader in developing and promoting programs that encourage energy independence and the greater use of clean transportation, the NAFTC led this series of customized training sessions alongside other esteemed organizations to offer a framework for ACT Expo attendees’ better understanding of the basics and benefits of alternative fuel use for cleaner, greener fleets Micheal Smyth, assistant director of training amd development, talks to some ACT Expo attendees. The spring conference had record turnout and sold-out registration, organizers said.