The Vehicle Maintenance Management Conference (VMMC), the premier West Coast educational conference for the vehicle maintenance industry, celebrated its 60th anniversary by doing something that hadn’t happened in the previous 59 years: it moved locations.
The conference was conceived and hosted by the University of Washington, but conference officials decided to move to the Professional Automotive Training Center at Shoreline Community College for the March 22-24, 2011 version. The conference is still a program of UW Education Outreach, produced by UW Professional and Continuing Education.
According to Kerry Swayne, Washington Department of Ecology and VMMC chairman, the move means more usable classroom and the opportunity to include hands-on training in the three-day conference.
“We’re very excited to have VMMC on campus,” said Shoreline President Lee Lambert. “The conference participants are key figures in the transportation industry and this is a wonderful opportunity to showcase our national-award winning program and facility.”