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As of 3/28/22. Subject to change

National School Bus Inspection Training Program

Instructors: Mike Bullman, State Director, South Carolina DOE, Bobby Willams, Asst. Director Fleet Services, Cy-Fair ISD

Date: Saturday, June 4
Time: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Location: Indiana Convention Center
Description: Developed by school bus maintenance and inspection expert Marshall Casey, STN EXPO offers the National School Bus Inspection Training Program to fully train technicians on how to conduct regular vehicle inspections, above and beyond state or federal Department of Transportation guidance. The eight-hour program held on Saturday, June 4 is derived from best practices used in overseeing the maintenance of school buses in South Carolina, the only completely owned and operated state fleet in the nation. Attendees will learn how to discover more defects prior to failure, which allows for expedited repairs, increased vehicle uptime, and a more efficient maintenance program. The program includes eight hours of classroom instruction, as well as a written exam.

(Maximum of 50 participants. Separate registration is required.)

NHTSA Child Passenger Safety Restraint Training

Instructors: Kathy Anneken, Fred Doelker, Denise Donaldson, Gretchen Biancone-Groff, Susan Shutrump, and Charlie Vits
Date: Saturday, June 4
Time: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Location: Indiana Convention Center
Description: This eight-hour training seminar is approved by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and teaches the proper securement of pre-school-aged children in appropriate child safety restraint systems (CSRS) on school bus seats. It provides the basic rules of proper CSRS usage and illustrates the most common mistakes made when installing CSRS in school buses. Continuing education units (5.5 CEUs) are approved by Safe Kids Worldwide for all registered attendees who complete the course work. Transportation provided.

(Maximum of 40 participants. Separate registration and fees required.)

Wheelchair Securement Training

Date: Sunday, June 5
Time: 3 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Location: Indiana Convention Center
Description: This interactive workshop is designed by Q’Straint/Sure-Lok as a comprehensive, advanced training session on the best practices of securing passengers with special needs and their wheelchairs.

 

(Maximum of 35 participants. Separate registration is required.)

Live School Bus Crash Demonstration at CAPE

Date: Tuesday, June 7
Time: 8 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Location: IMMI
Description:  Hosted by SafeGuard/IMMI. IMMI transports attendees from the Indiana Convention Center to its Center for Advanced Product Evaluation, where breakfast will be served followed by a presentation and a unique, live school bus crash demonstration, followed by a facility tour. Buses depart hotel at 7 a.m. and return by noon.

(Maximum of 150 participants. Separate registration is required.)

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