"The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing!!"
— Henry Ford—
(where we started and where we're going)
TST was a spun off from SAE’s (Society of Automotive Engineers) automotive technician service group, STS (Service Technicians Society). When SAE decided to shut down their affiliate STS, "G" Jerry Truglia felt that there was a void in providing information to technicians for a reasonable price. Since “G” was the last president of STS who had successfully started a couple of STS chapters he decided to do something. He asked Pierre Respaut a former STS board member who shared a common interested of keeping technicians updated on today’s technology. Because of their passion for the automotive industry, they decided to continue to help their fellow technicians and shop owners by sharing their knowledge. They decided to form a new non-for-profit organization to help technicians receive information and share ideas. This is how TST (Technicians Service Training) was formed.
TST is a 501(c)(3) educational not-for-profit is devoted to the following since its inception:
Keeping our fellow technicians up to date with the latest technology.
Providing quality training seminars and educational materials at a reasonable price.
Delivering practical, useful repair information.
Keeping technicians informed of industry trends.
TST is a group of dedicated technicians and instructors who believe in updating and educating our fellow technicians, providing reasonably priced seminars as well as a yearly full-day Saturday “Big Event”. Our seminars are presented by nationally recognized instructors, who are all “hands-on” industry experts with up to date knowledge about current trends and practices. They provide useful information and skills to help you master those tough jobs that we all see on a regular basis.
TSTs newsletter is full of real world technical articles, diagnostic case studies and solutions to the kinds of problems you may see in your bays every week. We welcome all new articles.
TST members frequently contribute to our newsletter which we encourage.
TST member benefits include: discounts on seminars, webcasts, videos, books and other available training, as well as tools, equipment.
TST seminars are an excellent place to network with the best technicians in the business.