The Automotive Training Managers Council (ATMC) has announced the 2017 winners of the ATMC National Excellence in Training Awards, naming the submission by Motor Coach Industries as the Grand Award winner, with awards also going to a collaborative effort between General Motors and Raytheon Professional Services and to Bosch Automotive Service Solutions.
A newcomer to the ATMC awards competition, Motor Coach Industries captured the Grand Award with a program submitted by Scott Crawford, the company’s technical training manager, titled “MCI Academy HVAC 101.” The 101 class is the first of a four-part training program on the unique HVAC systems critical to the interior environment of a motor coach. The MCI course of study provides training starting with the basics and progressing through advanced troubleshooting while incorporating all the best practices for development and delivery of training.
A collaboration between General Motors and Raytheon Professional Services earned the award for “GM Service Technical College iVideo.” This program uses innovative interactive videos to repackage existing training or to create new training to support a blended learning experience for students. Submitted by Chris Wallace, GM technical training integration manager, and Allan Blascak, GM program manager for Raytheon, this is the second ATMC award for this partnership in recent years.
The OTC Division of Bosch Automotive Service and Solutions received the ATMC award for their training program titled, “ADAS Camera Calibration and Alignment,” submitted by the company’s technical instructor, Steven Zack. This program trains technicians on how the camera feature of an advanced driver assist systems is calibrated, and how the vehicle controller uses this information with algorithms to determine time to impact.