Prevost Car Inc. is offering motorcoach technicians and mechanics the opportunity to attend tuition-free service schools again next year. According to a press release, courses on the Prevost H-Series and X-Series and Volvo 9700 coaches will be presented throughout North America as part of the company’s “ongoing commitment to quality products and exceptional customer service.”
“They’re an invaluable learning opportunity for our mechanics, helping them build credentials in the industry,” said Tommy Rayle Jr., vice president of Holiday Tours, which serves the southern U.S. from its North Carolina base. Having been a Prevost customer for over 25 years, he’s seen firsthand that “Prevost does a very good job of teaching mechanical people.”
Prevost said that overall, more than 500 technicians across North America participated in Prevost service training in 2012.
Service schools will be held in 2013 at the following Prevost service centers:
• Quebec City, Quebec – Feb. 24-28
• Ft. Worth, Texas – April 8-11
• Nashville, Tenn. – May 20-23
• Mira Loma, Calif – Sept. 9-12
• Mira Loma, Calif. – Sept. 16-19
• South Plainfield, N.J. – Oct. 7-10
• Jacksonville, Fla. – Nov. 18-21
The syllabus consists of eight courses that focus on the Prevost H-Series and X-Series and Volvo 9700 coaches. Four two-day courses cover Prevost electrical systems, HVAC systems, and drive trains, and the Volvo 9700. Four one-day courses are devoted to pneumatic systems, accessories and safety, shell converters, and axles and brakes. Depending on their interest and experience, attendees should select between two and four courses for a total of four days.
With class size limited to a maximum of 12, prospective attendees are urged to sign up well in advance (at least two weeks before the session begins). To register online click here. Questions should be directed to Prevost regional service managers.