NACAT Winter 2021 Virtual Events Schedule

Join NACAT for these upcoming events – directly from your home or office!

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(All times are CDT)
Tuesday, Jan. 19
7 – 8:30 p.m.
John Forro Electrical Testing Strategies for Low and High Voltage Circuits | Register Now
Thursday, Jan. 21
7 – 8:30 p.m.
Curt Ward Hybrid and Electric Vehicles for the Gasoline Engine Instructors | Register Now
Thursday, Feb. 25
7 – 8:30 p.m.
Rick Martineau, Drew Barnes Roundtable Discussion: Things That Work | Register Now

About the Instructors

John Forro John Forro has achieved ASE Master certified automobile technician with L-1 Advanced Engine Performance certification. John has authored 20 automotive manuals to date, produced several automotive training videos, appeared in many of the industry trade magazines and won the Motor Top 20 tool award for Silver Bullets.

John has been featured in several of the Automotive Video Inc. training films on such subjects as Silver Bullets, Quick Check Diagnostics and Mode $06. You have read John’s articles in the industry trade magazines such as Under Hood Service, Brake and Front End and Tech Shop.

John continues to be a working automotive instructor and technician, which enables him to relate well with technicians and instructors. John has taught for several of the industry’s leading companies and provided emissions training for Ohio, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Maryland, New York, Nevada, California, Florida, Hawaii, Missouri, New Jersey, South Carolina, and North Carolina.  John is extremely proud of his reputation for providing excellent training classes and course materials.

Curt Ward Curt Ward brings over 35 years of talent, experience and automotive knowledge to his work. Curt is an automotive professor at Joliet Junior College.  He has co-authored two textbooks with James Halderman for Pearson Education and has presented at numerous conferences across North America.

Curt has an Associates of Applied Science in Automotive Service Technology from Southern Illinois University. He has a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts in Organizational Communications from North Central College. He earned his Master’s degree in Adult Education at the University of Phoenix.

Curt is an ASE Master Automotive Technician and “L1” Advanced Engine Performance certified. He is also certified in “L3” Light Duty Hybrid/ Electric Vehicle Specialist, “F1” Alternate Fuels, “A9” Light Vehicle Diesel Engines and “G1” Automotive Maintenance and Light Repair.

Drew Barnes Drew Barnes is automotive instructor at Vale High School, in Vale, Oregon. He has 12 years of teaching experience with the last nine of those at Vale High School. Vale High School Automotive Service Technology is a comprehensive four-year high school automotive training program, which like many programs offers students the opportunity to graduate with ASE certification.

Prior to teaching he worked as an automotive technician in both a GM dealership and an independent automotive repair facility. Drew is a 2005 Graduate of the General Motors ASEP program. He is an ASE Certified Master Technician and a current NACAT board member.