About us:


NAFTC is a membership-guided collaboration primarily of two-year community and technical education institutions (CTEs) and four-year institutions of higher education (IHEs) with automotive programs, Education Members, whose mission is to educate new and existing automotive technicians to support the growing industry of alternative fuel and electric vehicles (AFVs/EVs).

Our Goals:


  • Promote safe, clean, efficient over-the-road transportation technologies to move people and goods powered by domestically available energy resources that are alternatives to gasoline and diesel fuel
  • Create the pipeline of future workers needed to support these advanced technology vehicles and related systems through a national education and training program
  • Collaborate with like-minded stakeholders of advanced automotive technologies including alternative fuel providers, original equipment manufacturers, automotive dealers, automotive aftermarket, fleet owners, and government and non-government agencies who promote the adoption of AFV/EVs such as the U.S. Department of Energy Clean Cities coalitions who are eligible to become Stakeholder Members

NAFTC was founded in 1992 by the West Virginia University Energy Institute where NAFTC’s headquarters reside.

Our Staff:



Tyler Doty
Full-stack Student Developer
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Julian Orrego
Lead Multimedia Specialist/Developer
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Trina Wafle
NAFTC Interim Director, WVU Energy Institute Assistant Director
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Cristina Dumitrescu
Training Coordinator
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