Central Lakes College hosted the summer conference of the Minnesota Trade and Technical Instructors Association.
MTTIA consists of college and high school instructors from throughout the Midwest.
Using the Automotive Technology lab, as well as other areas of the Brainerd campus, the gathering of about 60 members included hands-on learning as well as talks from industry experts.
Representatives from Chrysler, BMW, Ford, Subaru, NATEF, Mac Tools, Hunter Engineering, and Meg Corp. presented technical seminars.
Topics included the new Ford DI diesel twin turbo (a $51,000 truck provided by Mills Motors for inspection), a plug-in electric car project with demonstrations, new fuels such as ultra-low sulfur diesel and those involving the Minnesota biodiesel industry and Pico diagnostic scope usage and utility.
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