The Irish Tyre Industry Association (ITIA) has teamed up with Athlone Training Centre to launch its first ever Tyre Technician Training Development Programme (TTTPD).
The Athlone Training Centre is part of Longford Westmeath Education Training Board (LWETB) and is committed to delivering an extensive range of training courses to its clients.
These clients include persons entering the labour market for the first time, persons changing career, persons wishing to up-date or acquire new skills and early school leavers.
programme will receive partial funding from Skills to Advance, which is a new policy framework supporting working lives and enterprise growth in Ireland from SOLAS.
The level 1 programme has been designed by industry, for industry and is being delivered in a purpose built facility just off the M6. The Athlone Training Centre has a fully equipped motor area, excellent training classrooms, conference facilities and canteen services for all attendees.
As the training centre already delivers training for motor mechanics, the expertise in this area is being used to deliver the majority of the modules.
The first students taking part in the programme: back row (L-R) Dean Raftery, Craughwell Tyres, Edgar Novikovas, Tyre Hanger, Tony Baxter, Discount Tyres. Front Row (L-R) Joey Ryan, LC Tyres, Adam Richardson, Discount Tyres, James Kelly, Mulvey Tyres, Conor McGuinness, Tyre Specialist Centre