The PBMA has announced the continuation of coordinated manufacturer-direct training with four events planned from October 2019 through to February 2020, following the success of six technical training workshops.
Kicking off later this year in Cleveland, 14-16 October, the workshops now start midday Monday and wrap up on Wednesday evening, featuring a manufacturer bonus day on Thursday where some manufacturers will conduct additional training geared towards advanced technical training and sales training on their latest products.
PBMA intends to offer its certification testing Monday morning prior to the start of the workshop and also Wednesday and Thursday once the event has concluded.
The workshops continue in December in Salt Lake City, then head east to Austin in January and on to Hartford in February.
PBMA President, James Stanfill, said: “Balancing event dates and locations is a real challenge. We never want to overlap with other events and we want to ensure we are making our training events accessible to people in different regions each year.”
Registration is now open for all four events, costing $250 for PBMA members and $400 for non-members. The registration price includes daily morning and evening breaks, three lunches and a catered reception in addition to direct access to all the participating vendors.
Already on board for the upcoming training season are DT Swiss, Enduro Bearings, SR Suntour, Magura, Industry Nine and Pedro’s.
In addition to the technical training the PBMA is placing emphasis on providing Mechanics and Service Managers important tools for profitability; attendees will participate a few sessions focused on selling service and setting an appropriate labour rate.
In-keeping with tradition, the PBMA is providing the opportunity for four individuals per location to attend the workshops for no charge. These scholarships are 100% funded by the CABDA Expo in order to provide a diverse group of attendees the opportunity to attend. Scholarships include workshop registration fees, lodging and expenses for travel and food.
To register or apply for a scholarship please head to: https://www.probma.org/pbma-technical-workshops.html