SIMI VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Currie Technologies is hosting the year’s first Technician Training program, sponsored by the Light Electric Vehicle Association. The LEVA program, which certifies e-bike service technicians, will cover all three training levels (basic, intermediate and advanced) over two eight-hour days on Feb. 27-28.
Based on requests from former students, “We’re working on upgrading the curriculum to provide more hands-on training,” said Heather Marshmann, executive director of LEVA. Future classes are scheduled in April in Danville, Va., ad at the Prodeco Tech factory in south Florida in late March or early May.
She said LEVA is seeking companies in the Northeast and Midwest that would be willing to host training sessions this summer. Demand for trained technicians is growing as e-bike sales increase, and as retailers attempt to keep current with the unique requirements of servicing e-bikes.
Previous classes all have sold out, Marshmann said. LEVA usually limits the training sessions to 15 students but can sometimes go to 20 depending on the host facility. She said LEVA is planning to certify more instructors this year to meet the demand for training e-bike service techs.
The complete course costs $500 for LEVA members and $1,000 for non-members and includes training, course materials and lunch both days at Currie’s headquarters in Simi Valley. Travel and lodging costs are separate.
For information on the upcoming training, contact Marshmann at firstname.lastname@example.org.