The National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium (NAFTC) is a pioneer and national leader in developing, managing, and promoting programs and activities that desire to cure America’s addiction to oil, lead to energy independence, and encourage the greater use of cleaner transportation. The NAFTC is the only nationwide alternative fuel vehicle and advanced technology vehicle training organization in the United States.
The NAFTC is headquartered at West Virginia University and consists of National Training Centers (NTCs) located nationwide from Maine to California. Each NTC provides Training with Impact through its experienced instructors and real-world shop facilities. Approximately 70 Affiliate and Associate members also support the NAFTC’s mission.
Key Highlights of the NAFTC:
- Presently, over 1,100 courses have been conducted by the NAFTC, resulting in over 16,500 trained technicians in AFVs and advanced technology vehicles.
- Over 1,300 workshops and education/awareness events have been conducted with over 350,000 attendees.
- The NAFTC has conducted four National AFV Day Odysseyevents:
- October 3, 2008, had nearly 200,000 people in attendance at 90 sites with over 50 million reached through media outlets.
- October 12, 2006, had nearly 40,000 people in attendance at 60 sites with over 30 million reached through media outlets.
- April 2, 2004, was held at 54 sites in 34 states with nearly 25,000 direct attendees and reached over 24 million people through media coverage.
- April 11, 2002, was held at 51 sites, in 31 states, with over 17,000 people in attendance.
- The NAFTC twice conducted the opening workshop at the U.S. DOE National Clean Cities Conference.
- The NAFTC has a state-of-the-art national training lab and headquarters facility at West Virginia University, in Morgantown, West Virginia.
- Over 1,000 organizations such as Walt Disney World, U.S. Air Force, and NASA have participated in the NAFTC’s training, education, and outreach activities.