Train-the-Trainer

Transformations Starts with Education

Traditionally, Train-the-Trainer events are hands-on professional development opportunities for community/technical college and high school instructors.

With the COVID-19 pandemic and the "Safer at Home" initiative still effect, NC3 is working hard to flip the classroom and Keep CTE Moving. We are excited to offer virtual training for our Train-the-Trainer events until we can get back into the classroom.

Please take a look at the upcoming virtual Train-the-Trainer opportunities below.


Virtual Train-the-Trainer Events

Additional Certifications and Training Dates will continue to be added as they become available. Please check back often.

May 2020
Precision Measurement Instruments (PMI) Training (6 Days)

*Registration Closed. Training in progress.

  • May 20, 2020 | 1:00 PM EST | Day 1
  • May 27, 2020 | 1:00 PM EST | Day 2
  • June 3, 2020 | 1:00 PM EST | Day 3
  • June 10, 2020 | 1:00 PM EST | Day 4
  • June 17, 2020 | 1:00 PM EST | Day 5
  • June 24, 2020 | 1:00 PM EST | Day 6

Introduction to Mechatronics - MecLab (6 Days)

*Registration Closed. Training in progress.

  • May 26, 2020 | 10:00 AM EST | Day 1
  • May 28, 2020 | 10:00 AM EST | Day 2
  • June 2, 2020 | 10:00 AM EST | Day 3
  • June 9, 2020 | 10:00 AM EST | Day 4
  • June 16, 2020 | 10:00 AM EST | Day 5
  • June 18, 2020 | 10:00 AM EST | Day 6
June 2020
ShopKey Pro Training (3 Days) |Start Registration
Cost: $495 $395 (COVID-19 Pricing)

*Registration closes on Thursday (5/28).

  • June 1, 2020 | 10:00 AM EST | Day 1
  • June 8, 2020 | 10:00 AM EST | Day 2
  • June 15, 2020 | 10:00 AM EST | Day 3

Fundamentals of Electricity - AC/DC Training (3 Days) |At Capacity
Cost: $495 $395 (COVID-19 Pricing)

  • June 4, 2020 | 1:30 PM EST | Day 1
  • June 11, 2020 | 1:30 PM EST | Day 2
  • June 18, 2020 | 1:30 PM EST | Day 3

Fundamentals of Robotics Training (2 Days) |Start Registration
Cost: $295 $195 (COVID-19 Pricing)

  • June 15, 2020 | 1:00 PM EST | Day 1
  • June 22, 2020 | 1:00 PM EST | Day 2

Battery Starting and Charging Training (3 Days) |Start Registration
Cost: $495 $395 (COVID-19 Pricing)

  • June 16, 2020 | 1:00 PM EST | Day 1
  • June 23, 2020 | 1:00 PM EST | Day 2
  • June 25, 2020 | 1:00 PM EST | Day 3
July 2020
Zeus Training (4 Days) |Start Registration
Cost: $495 $395 (COVID-19 Pricing)

  • July 7, 2020 | 10:00 AM EST | Day 1
  • July 9, 2020 | 10:00 AM EST | Day 2
  • July 14, 2020 | 10:00 AM EST | Day 3
  • July 16, 2020 | 10:00 AM EST | Day 4

Mechanical & Electronic Torque Training (6 Days) |Start Registration
Cost: $695 $595 (COVID-19 Pricing)

  • July 7, 2020 | 10:00 AM EST | Day 1
  • July 9, 2020 | 10:00 AM EST | Day 2
  • July 14, 2020 | 10:00 AM EST | Day 3
  • July 16, 2020 | 10:00 AM EST | Day 4
  • July 21, 2020 | 10:00 AM EST | Day 5
  • July 23, 2020 | 10:00 AM EST | Day 6

Apollo and Solus Edge Training (3 Days) |Start Registration
Cost: $495 $395 (COVID-19 Pricing)

  • July 8, 2020 | 10:00 AM EST | Day 1
  • July 15, 2020 | 10:00 AM EST | Day 2
  • July 22, 2020 | 10:00 AM EST | Day 3

Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems (TPMS) Training (2 Days) |Start Registration
Cost: $295 $195 (COVID-19 Pricing)

  • July 8, 2020 | 1:00 PM EST | Day 1
  • July 15, 2020 | 1:00 PM EST | Day 2

Precision Measuring Instruments Training (PMI) Training (6 Days) |Start Registration
Cost: $695 $595 (COVID-19 Pricing)

  • July 8, 2020 | 10:00 AM EST | Day 1
  • July 13, 2020 | 10:00 AM EST | Day 2
  • July 15, 2020 | 10:00 AM EST | Day 3
  • July 20, 2020 | 10:00 AM EST | Day 4
  • July 22, 2020 | 10:00 AM EST | Day 5
  • July 27, 2020 | 10:00 AM EST | Day 6

Lincoln Electric Welding Virtual Training (8 Days) |Start Registration
Cost: $1095 $995 (COVID-19 Pricing)

  • July 8, 2020 | 1:30 PM EST | Day 1
  • July 13, 2020 | 1:30 PM EST | Day 2
  • July 15, 2020 | 1:30 PM EST | Day 3
  • July 20, 2020 | 1:30 PM EST | Day 4
  • July 22, 2020 | 1:30 PM EST | Day 5
  • July 27, 2020 | 1:30 PM EST | Day 6
  • July 29, 2020 | 1:30 PM EST | Day 7
  • August 10, 2020 | 1:30 PM EST | Day 8

Dremel 3D Printing Virtual Training (2 Days) |Start Registration
Cost: $495 $395 (COVID-19 Pricing)

  • July 9, 2020 | 1:00 PM EST | Day 1
  • July 16, 2020 | 1:00 PM EST | Day 2

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Training (3 Days) |Start Registration
Cost: $495 $395 (COVID-19 Pricing)

  • July 13, 2020 | 1:30 PM EST | Day 1
  • July 20, 2020 | 1:30 PM EST | Day 2
  • July 27, 2020 | 1:30 PM EST | Day 3

PLC & Sensors – Allen Bradley Training (7 Days) |Start Registration
Cost: $695 $595 (COVID-19 Pricing)

  • July 13, 2020 | 10:00 AM EST | Day 1
  • July 20, 2020 | 10:00 AM EST | Day 2
  • July 27, 2020 | 10:00 AM EST | Day 3
  • August 3, 2020 | 10:00 AM EST | Day 4
  • August 5, 2020 | 10:00 AM EST | Day 5
  • August 10, 2020 | 10:00 AM EST | Day 6
  • August 12, 2020 | 10:00 AM EST | Day 7

PLC & Sensors – Siemens Training (7 Days) |Start Registration
Cost: $695 $595 (COVID-19 Pricing)

  • July 13, 2020 | 10:00 AM EST | Day 1
  • July 20, 2020 | 10:00 AM EST | Day 2
  • July 27, 2020 | 10:00 AM EST | Day 3
  • August 3, 2020 | 10:00 AM EST | Day 4
  • August 5, 2020 | 10:00 AM EST | Day 5
  • August 10, 2020 | 10:00 AM EST | Day 6
  • August 12, 2020 | 10:00 AM EST | Day 7

Tormach XS-Router Virtual Training (3 Days) |Start Registration
Cost: $695 $595 (COVID-19 Pricing)

  • July 14, 2020 | 1:30 PM EST | Day 1
  • July 17, 2020 | 1:30 PM EST | Day 2
  • July 21, 2020 | 1:30 PM EST | Day 3

Dremel Laser Cutting Virtual Training (2 Days) |Start Registration
Cost: $295 $195 (COVID-19 Pricing)

  • July 23, 2020 | 1:00 PM EST | Day 1
  • July 30, 2020 | 1:00 PM EST | Day 2

Multimeter 525F & 596F Training (2 Days) |Start Registration
Cost: $295 $195 (COVID-19 Pricing)

  • July 28, 2020 | 10:00 AM EST | Day 1
  • July 29, 2020 | 10:00 AM EST | Day 2
August 2020
Verus Edge Training (3 Days) |Start Registration
Cost: $495 $395 (COVID-19 Pricing)

  • August 3, 2020 | 1:00 PM EST | Day 1
  • August 4, 2020 | 1:00 PM EST | Day 2
  • August 5, 2020 | 1:00 PM EST | Day 3


  • If I just have this program to myself, I reach 50 students a year. When I teach as an NC3 Master Instructor at Train-the-Trainer, I can share this technology and nationally recognized curriculum with my fellow peers. Now, we’re reaching 1000 students…2000 students a year.
    John Lee
    NC3 & TCAT Coordinator, TCAT Elizabethton
  • Jeremy Smith
    Being an NC3 master instructor gives me a personal pride to step out and work with other instructors throughout the Nation.
    Jeremy Smith
    Diesel Technology Instructor, Wallace State Community College
  • Kevin Valentino
    All the NC3 curriculum and all the equipment is being introduced to us (at Train-the-Trainer) so we can take it back and start teaching the students with the new equipment and the new curriculum.
    Kevin Valentino
    Retired - Auto Tech Instructor, Sylmar High School
  • The unique thing about NC3 is that all students get our certifications at no charge! Every student, regardless of their economic background, has the ability to get an NC3 certification - endorsed by industry and carry that out into the marketplace.
    Roger Tadajewski
    Executive Director, NC3
  • Every faculty member that I have sent to the NC3 Train-the-Trainer has come back to campus as a better teacher.
    James King
    Retired - Executive Vice Chancellor, Tennessee Board of Regents
  • Career and technical education changes lives quicker than any other form of education.
    James King
    Retired - Executive Vice Chancellor, Tennessee Board of Regents
  • It’s never too late to enter an industry that is both rewarding, innovative and capable of providing a stable future. You have to be willing to take the step towards your future. Programs like NC3 get you prepared for achievement in the workplace and put you on a path of success.
    Matt Bohannon
    Daniels Manufacturing Corporation
  • Train-the-Trainer is a great opportunity for faculty. They are receiving up-to-date training on the latest and the greatest certifications that NC3 offers and then they can bring it back and share that information with their students and it truly enhances the way they teach.
    Dr. Sheree Utash | President
    WSU Tech
  • The skills obtained with industry-driven certifications and technical education will not only help a student in becoming a next generation innovator but those skills obtained will remain with them throughout their life.
    Matt Bohannon | Marketing Manager
    Daniels Manufacturing Corporation
  • NC3 provides the basis of certifications, curriculum, and training. Employers are going to look at these student certifications and are going to say, "this is someone that is versed in skills that I need and actually bringing a product to market."
    Andrew Ortman | 3D Printer Key Account Manager
    Dremel Education | Robert Bosch Tool Corporation
  • It's valuable for me to train other teachers and to be taught myself for continuous improvement as an educator. You need to learn and adapt to what is happening today and not what happened yesterday.
  • NC3 provides a key strategy for community and technical colleges in aligning training needs with industry requirements. An industry certification adds a credential link from a degree to a career.
    Bryan D. Albrecht | President
    Gateway Technical College | Kenosha, WI