More Than 70 Technical Schools Now Partnering with Snap-on’s Education Program to Train and Certify Tomorrow’s Technicians

  More Than 70 Technical Schools Now Partnering with Snap-on’s Education
  Program to Train and Certify Tomorrow’s Technicians

Business Wire

KENOSHA, Wis. -- April 19, 2013

Snap-on’s commitment to technical education and training remains high in 2013
as it continues working with trade schools to develop content that augments
their course curriculum. The result is that more than 70 technical schools
from across the country now offer specialized Snap-on Certifications in
disciplines like torque, diagnostics and vehicle information systems. These
innovative new certification programs enable students to broaden their
technical skills when enhancing their employability.

Snap-on's commitment to technical education and training remains high in 2013
as it continues workin ...

Snap-on's commitment to technical education and training remains high in 2013
as it continues working with trade schools to develop content that augments
their course curriculum. The result is that more than 70 technical schools
from across the country now offer specialized Snap-on Certifications in
disciplines like torque, diagnostics and vehicle information systems. These
innovative new certification programs enable students to broaden their
technical skills when enhancing their employability. (Photo: Business Wire)

The goal of the Snap-on Education Program is to leverage more than 90 years of
industry knowledge and tool expertise, developing product certification
courses that serve as a significant enhancement to the curricula currently
taught in today’s technical classrooms. These certification courses place
emphasis on tool use, theory and application – three areas that make students
more well-rounded, skilled and proficient on the job. The certifications are
not an add-on, but rather are integrated into the existing courses offered by
partnering schools.

“Education has been, and will continue to be, a primary focus for Snap-on in
2013 and beyond,” said Andy Ginger, president, Snap-on Industrial. “Snap-on
has developed several certification courses that both give students a
competitive edge in the skills and knowledge they learn, and also best
position them for success as they enter the workforce. We look forward to
enhancing our partnership with technical schools to facilitate these courses.”

But the difference is the specific knowledge and training required for
certification. For example, technicians completing the torque certification
course take their skill and motivation to the next level in fully
understanding the intricacies of torque. Being certified in torque gives
technicians and their employers the added training and awareness that will pay
dividends down the road in higher equipment uptime and reduced maintenance
costs.

The goal for specialized curricula and certifications is to provide conformity
and an across-the-board standard for technical schools to teach instruction on
the three areas of tool use, theory and application. The certification
training is a collaborative effort between Snap-on and the National Coalition
of Certification Centers (NC3), which is a network of education partners and
corporations that supports advances in workforce skills in the transportation,
aviation, manufacturing and energy sectors. Snap-on certifications are
currently offered in the following areas:

  *Automotive Scanner Diagnostics
  *Mechanical and Electrical Torque
  *Diesel Scanner Diagnostics
  *Wheel Service
  *Multimeter
  *Asset Management (Foreign Object Damage and Tool Control)
  *Horticulture (to be released soon)
  *Building Performance (to be released soon)

Technical school instructors benefit from a partnership with Snap-on as they
have an opportunity to learn the latest advancements in tool technology and
stay abreast of maintenance issues affecting their areas of expertise by
attending training seminars at Snap-on’s Kenosha, Wis., facilities. And the
technical school benefits by being able to offer program courses that best
train students to become tomorrow’s professional technicians.

For more information about Snap-on’s Education Program, contact Frederick
Brookhouse, senior business and education partnership manager, Snap-on, at
262.656.6043, or email Frederick.p.brookhouse@snapon.com

About Snap-on Industrial

Snap-on Industrial is a division of Snap-on Incorporated, a leading global
innovator, manufacturer and marketer of tools, diagnostics, equipment,
software and service solutions for professional users. Products and services
include hand and power tools, tool storage, diagnostics software, information
and management systems, shop equipment and other solutions for vehicle
dealerships and repair centers, as well as customers in industry, government,
agriculture, aviation and natural resources. Products and services are sold
through the company’s franchisee, company-direct, distribution and Web-based
channels. Founded in 1920, Snap-on is a $2.9 billion, S&P 500 Company
headquartered in Kenosha, Wisconsin.

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