In a sign of how far the industry is returning to normal after the pandemic, Motor Coach Industries (MCI) is reopening MCI Academy in-person classes at the National Training Center in Louisville, Kentucky.
MCI, a subsidiary of NFI Group Inc. (NFI), is the only motorcoach industry training institution to earn the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) accreditation and one of NFI’s centers for training and workforce development.
The no-cost training program is for all levels of technicians, with in-person classes starting in October.
MCI Academy, a five-time award-winning training program, is committed to providing the highest quality training available in the motorcoach industry for all levels of technicians using online courses, classroom sessions, written tests and practical skills demonstration.
MCI Academy’s comprehensive educational program will equip motor coach professionals with the knowledge and skills to maintain, diagnose, and repair systems on MCI motorcoaches to maximize road time, passenger safety and operator profitability.
2022 In-person class schedule:
- Oct. 3-7: Technician 3
- Oct. 11-14: HVAC 101
- Oct. 24-28: Electrical 101
- Oct. 31-Nov. 4: Technician 3
- Nov. 7-11: HVAC 201
- Nov.15-18: HVAC 101
- Dec. 5-9: Electrical 101
- Dec. 12-16: Technician 3
Program certification is renewed
With its ASE recertification completed in September 2022, ASE accreditation of the MCI Academy training program has been extended to 2027. MCI Academy students can earn all three Technician Certificates and complete two Specialist Diploma programs to become MCI Master Technicians. For more details about the programs, visit mciacademy.com.
“Workforce development is a priority for MCI and its customers,” said Brent Maitland, Vice President, Private Sector Sales and Marketing. “Developing skilled coach technicians is critical for our operators and important to recruiting and retaining talent, and MCI Academy is meeting that critical industry need.
“We are not only proud to welcome students back to the classroom, but also very excited to have our program be accredited by Automotive Service Education for another five years to continue providing the industry’s premier training program.”
MCI Academy may add additional sessions to meet the growing demand for its educational program. The 2023 class schedule will be available soon on mciacademy.com. To register for an MCI Academy program or to be included on a class waitlist, please contact MCI Academy at 214-208-6608.