This fall, the Tenneco DRIVE program will target several new automotive vocational and high school programs. Developed by the Monroe and Walker brands in 2005, DRIVE continues to help enhance the preparation and education of the next generation of undercar technicians.
"This program is a way to invest in the future of the independent aftermarket," says Carri Irby, brand manager for Monroe and Walker, Tenneco Inc. "That investment begins and ends with the people in the aftermarket, specifically the service technician, and it's critical that manufacturers like Monroe and Walker offer as much support as possible. DRIVE has become the perfect conduit for us to work with and support these programs."
Tenneco, a long-time supporter of technician education programs like the Technology Tour and the Monroe Ride and Drive programs, developed DRIVE as an investment in the future of independent automotive service businesses and their technicians. More than 1400 students have participated in the DRIVE program since its inception.
DRIVE, an interactive training program, offers hands-on materials to enhance classroom instruction and technical training by providing instructors ride control take-aparts, mufflers cutaways, converter take-aparts, training posters and more.
For more about the Tenneco DRIVE program, write to: Tenneco DRIVE Marketing Program, One International Drive, Monroe, MI 48161. Additional information regarding Monroe and Walker products are available on the brands' respective Web sites.