American River College Highlights Green Auto Shop Courses

We’re excited to read in the student newspaper published at American River College an article highlighting the green auto shop courses being offered to students in 2014-2015.  After meeting their instructors over the summer for their Electric Auto Shop training, and interacting with them on Twitter, it’s no wonder that green technologies are that latest buzz on campus. The video above includes interviews with ARC instructors from the recent training.  Check out the article at The Current:


Electric Auto Shop Welcomes Venture Academy

Electric Auto Shop is proud to be partnering with Venture Academy, which is part of the New Energy Academy in Stockton, California and sponsored by PG&E.  Here’s a quick video to show the students and teachers as they attended training this week in Sebastopol at Switch Vehicles.  We’ll follow this up in a few days with more details of the program.

EV Assembly Lab Course Instructor Training July 22-26

Looking forward to the Electric Auto Shop EV Assembly Lab next week, July 22-26, onsite training for students and instructors.  The course is an intensive five day session at our northern California production facility.  The training is ideal pre-instruction for educators planning to use the Electric Auto Shop classroom curricula at their schools.

Chassislab Students work on electric vehicle batteryElectric Auto Shop provides training on how to build the electric vehicle. During this intensive five-day clinic, attendees gain hands-on experience by installing EV drive train components and building the Chassis Lab Switch. Participants will actually work on an electric and one of our pre-fabricated kits. During the five-day training attendees experience everything required to install all electronics in the car, program the various electronic components to function properly and test drive an EV.

Upon completion, attendees will program, test drive, alter the programming and re-test to see the effect of changes on the performance of the drive train. Completed projects can be shipped home from our facility (additional shipping charges will apply). Shop fee and additional materials fee required if you chose to have your vehicle completed through our training program.

Additional time is spent on review of the course materials; interfacing with Switch Vehicles and Electric Auto Shop; practicing the course exercises in preparation for teaching the proper methods and the use of our online documentation and user instruction manuals.

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