Demand for the Astec Advanced Customer Schools was so great that the originally scheduled 2015 sessions sold out, resulting in Astec creating a fifth additional four-day session in order to accommodate the growing number of asphalt professionals looking to attend these popular learning opportunities.
Initial registration opened on October 1, 2014, and within two days the first four weeks sold out, according to Astec Advanced Customer Schools coordinator Troy Norris.
Astec provides point-by-point classroom instruction so attendees can achieve maximum plant productivity.
For 2015, Astec hosted five sessions of schools and more than 400 asphalt industry professionals attended. Students at the 2015 schools traveled from over 40 states and 10 different countries, bringing a diverse range of experience to share with their peers.
During the four full days of instruction, students had the opportunity to meet with instructors and fellow students to exchange information. Additional networking opportunities were provided during breakfast and lunch each day, and special dinner receptions each night.
In keeping with Astec’s tradition of leading classes toward a hands-on format, the majority of the classes featured instructors and students working side by side, providing point-by-point direction for the practical issues students face once they return to the field. Astec Advanced Customer Schools teach hands-on maintenance and advanced troubleshooting techniques to fix problems fast. Instructors include Astec and Heatec engineers and service technicians with decades of field experience.
This exchange of information is a key benefit of the Astec schools. Attendees learn from the experts at Astec and also learn from each other during the time that they are given to network—as students at the Astec Advanced Customer Schools come from more than 100 different companies.
Year-after-year an even greater number of asphalt professionals receive training for better plant operations and increased productivity–that’s the Astec way.BACK TO ISSUE