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EASA Vo-Tech Program

Vo-Tech - Volume 8: AC MotorsThe Vo-Tech Program is one of EASA's longest-standing educational products and has been used to train hundreds of service center technicians. This course, produced in conjunction with TPC Training Systems, was designed for EASA members of all sizes. This print-based curriculum includes nine “volumes” (presented in separate binders) that cover the gamut from Safety to Basic Shop Skills to AC and DC motors (see the detailed table of contents on this page).

Here are some other great attributes of this program and how it will work: 

  • You can implement this training program in a classroom setting or self-study arrangement.
  • A comprehensive test with answer key will be provided for each volume purchased.
  • Members are responsible for administering the tests to their employees, and scoring. (Perhaps you’ll appoint your shop manager or an office administrator to do this.)
  • When an employee successfully completes a test, members may request a Certificate of Completion from EASA using the order form included with each volume. Upon completion of the entire program, a special certificate will be issued. What a great way to motivate and recognize the accomplishments of your employees!
  • To protect the integrity of the tests, Headquarters will ship EASA Vo-Tech only to the attention of your firm’s official EASA representative.
  • Discounts are available for members who wish to purchase a full nine-volume set or at least four individual volumes.


Table of Contents

Volume 1 - Safety

  • Introduction to Safety and Health
  • Government Safety and Health Regulations
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Chemical Safety
  • Tool Safety
  • Material Handling
  • Working Safely with Machinery
  • Working Safely with Electricity
  • Electrical Equipment Safety
  • Fire Safety
  • Protecting Your Health
  • A Safe Work Environment
  • Introduction to Industrial Rigging
  • Wire Rope and Wire-Rope Slings
  • Chain and Metal-Mesh Slings
  • Fiber Rope and Webbing Slings
  • Industrial Hoists and Cranes
  • Operating Practices
  • Scaffolds and Ladders 

Have you benchmarked your training program?

How does your company compare with the following general statistics?

  • The average Fortune 500 firm spends 2-4% of annual salary/wage cost on education and training per year.
  • Total productive time dedicated to training is 4-6%.
  • The U.S. Bureau of Apprenticeship & Training mandates 144 hours per year for a typical program. Where does your company fit? If yours is like most firms, more training is needed!

A recent poll indicated that, in general:

  • One-third of respondents said most of their employees are not adequately trained for their jobs.
  • Two-thirds of respondents said they spend at least 1% of payroll on job training.
  • Employees are demanding training. One-third of surveyed businesses said a significant number of employees asked that their companies provide job training.

Three justifications for training dollars
There are many reasons every employer should provide training, and they’re all interrelated. Three reasons, in particular, should grab the attention of all of us:

  • Quality
  • Productivity
  • Image Enhancement
    • Customers
    • Current and prospective employees (retaining & recruiting skilled workers)
    • Other publics, including intervenors and regulators