Motor Coach Industries (MCI), a subsidiary of New Flyer Industries Inc., announces in an industry first, the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) awarded MCI Academy accreditation for its comprehensive training program that elevates the skill levels of motorcoach equipment professionals.
ASE is responsible for defining the rigorous Continuing Automotive Service Education (CASE) standards. The accreditation validates that MCI Academy’s live-instructor and self-study online training meets CASE standards. As the first motorcoach industry training institution to win this prestigious accreditation, MCI Academy joins an elite group including 3M Automotive Aftermarket Division, BMW of North America, General Motors Service Technical College, Toyota, and Penske Truck Leasing.
“With this achievement, we join some pretty big names and it’s a testament to the quality of the training we provide,” said Brian Dewsnup, president of Aftermarket Parts. “The ASE accreditation makes official that MCI Academy is the training destination for any organization in the private and public sectors struggling to bring new hires up to speed quickly or advance the skills of experienced technicians.”
MCI Academy has built a multifaceted hands-on, and online training program to further professionals’ skills on multiple coach systems — whenever they need it. Live events at MCI Academy’s training headquarters in Louisville, Ky., include the popular Technical Tune-Up series, and professionals can access the Academy’s online Learning Management System (LMS) any time of the day or night.
At MCI Academy, technicians can earn:
- System Qualifications - Develops a high-level of competence on the major systems; students must complete a combination of online courses, instructor-led training, and testing.
- Levels 1, 2 and 3 Certification - To earn certificates, students need to complete designated System Qualifications.
- Specialty diplomas in HVAC and electrical systems for various coach models.
MCI launched LMS in 2015, and has more than 6,100 registered users accessing a growing library of more than 430 online courses. And to date, MCI has trained more than 1,200 technicians at its Tech Tune Up Louisville sessions.