3M Takes Training Center on the Road
ST. PAUL, Minn. - March 14, 2018 - 3M Commercial Solutions is thrilled to reveal the latest training center to increase expertise and precision across the graphics industry: the 3M Mobile Training Vehicle. This state-of-the-art mobile training vehicle delivers hands-on installer training to central locations in towns across the country. It extends the current 3M training capabilities even further, making quality education more accessible. The goal is to help more installers develop the skills and the confidence they need to bolster their reputations and grow their businesses.
The training vehicle is a 40-foot mobile application center fully equipped to provide training on the application of graphics and architectural films. Participants can expect to learn up-to-date and relevant installation techniques, industry best practices and 3M specific solutions.
“With the 3M Mobile Training Vehicle, we want to provide a convenient, comprehensive and hands-on education that the students can use every day,” says Kimberly Tostrud, product marketer with 3M Commercial Solutions. “One of the greatest benefits of the 3M Mobile Training Vehicle is the hands-on experience trainees will receive, with 8% of instruction time dedicated to product application by the students. The opportunity to gain application experience under the guidance of authorized trainers, who are expert installers themselves, provides students with a unique experience that goes far beyond watching a demonstration, workshop or listening to a lecture.”
Reece Supply Company in Charlotte, N.C. was one of the first 3M Strategic Authorized Distributors to experience the 3M Mobile Training Vehicle this February. “We had great feedback from those who attended the training class, and it was clear their confidence grew after they received the hands-on instruction,” says Vic Lawrence, operations supervisor for Reece Supply Company. “The entire 3M team was very professional, knowledgeable and eager to help in any way. It reminded me of a race-car pit crew at times.”
“The 3M Mobile Training Vehicle is equipped with different application surfaces for students to work with, including partial vehicles for commercial applications, a variety of wall types, fleet panels, floors, windows for glass applications, a classroom and more. Trainees will have the opportunity to practice with 3M products such as 3M Print Wrap Films, 3M Wrap Film Series 1080, 3M Knifeless Tapes, 3M DI-NOC Finishes and 3M Fasara Glass Finishes,” says Beau Hommes, 3M application development engineer. “The training also offers the attendees an opportunity to utilize industry relevant tools to make their installations more successful.”
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