Technical training class focuses on EVs and PHEVs

by | Mar 13, 2019 | 2 comments

The Automotive Service Associate Program of AIA Canada is presenting a “Vehicle Programming Today!” series technical training class with a special focus on electric vehicles in Ontario this April.

This class is designed for service technicians and shop owners.

Basic safety training will be covered, but most of the class will focus on the technology and impact that EVs and PHEV will have on the repair side.

After this class, a technician with advanced electrical knowledge will be able to start the learning process with confidence. Your Instructor, Craig Van Batenburg, has received extensive EV training and is CEO ( of the Automotive Career Development Center, based in Massachusetts.

This comprehensive program is brought to you by the Automotive Service Associate Program (ASAP) of AIA Canada.

When: Wednesday, April 10th, 2019

Where: Electric Vehicle Centre, 1126 Finch Avenue West, Unit #1, North York, ON M3J 3J6

Cost: $229 per person (taxes extra)or$209 (taxes extra) for Automotive Service Associate Program participants.


8:30 am-9:00 am — Registration & networking

9:00 am-9:15 am — Welcome & Plug ‘n Drive

9:15 am-9:30 am — Upcoming AIA Canada activities and the future

9:30 am-11:30 am — Craig Van Batenburg,

11:30 am-1:00 pm — Lunch & networking opportunity

1:00 pm-4:00 pm — Craig Van Batenburg-Training/Workshop

4:00 pm-4:15 pm — AARO

4:15 pm-4:30 pm — Closing remarks

For more details contact Jacqui Bresee, Senior Event Coordinator at


  1. Craig Van Batenburg

    The title “Vehicle programming class focuses on EVs and PHEVs” is a little misleading. “programming”means to me adding new software. This class is more about technical issues and the technology that makes these cars work. It is geared for techs that work on 12 volt systems and want to Hybrid and EVs to that knowledge.

    • Andrew Ross

      Hey Craig, perhaps you’re right but the AIA is calling it “Vehicle Programming Today!”. So that is the root of any disconnect in wording.


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