Federal-Mogul Motorparts, a division of Federal-Mogul Holdings Corp. in Southfield, is launching a national technical education platform called “Garage Gurus” that will offer training for auto technicians, service writers, and repair shop owners. Up to 15 training centers are planned, including one in Livonia.
"Each year, millions of consumers turn to professional automotive service providers to help restore the safety and reliability of their vehicles," says Dan Ninivaggi, CEO of Federal-Mogul Motorparts. "Garage Gurus is an important new investment in the future of these vital local businesses and in the thousands of technicians and other professionals who help keep motorists safe behind the wheel."
In April, Garage Gurus will open training centers in St. Louis, the Bronx, Skokie, Ill., and Van Nuys, Calif. The remaining training centers are expected to open by the end of the year, and collectively will reach more than 67,000 vehicle repair locations.
Each center will offer vehicle repair/training bays equipped with diagnostic tools designed to support automotive parts distributors, and will be staffed by more than 100 "Gurus" certified by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence.
"I think every parts manufacturer and distributor would agree that well-trained technicians and successful service shops are the lifeblood of our industry," Ninivaggi says.
Federal-Mogul was founded in 1899 in Detroit. The company employs about 50,000 people across 34 countries, and is a supplier of products and services in the automotive, rail, and aerospace industries, among others.