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Bearing maintenance training certified for continuing education credits

Canton, Ohio -- A U.S. college has certified the Timken Bearing Maintenance Training curriculum for continuing educ...


December 24, 2003
By MRO Magazine

Canton, Ohio — A U.S. college has certified the Timken Bearing Maintenance Training curriculum for continuing education units (CEUs). CEUs are commonly utilized in many industries to provide ongoing professional enrichment based on approved curriculum by an educational institution.

The Timken Company’s training program, taught by a team of service engineers, is designed to educate customers on the practical issues of bearing handling, installation, lubrication and maintenance. The program serves a number of industrial markets, including rolling mills, aerospace, mining, power generation, and the heavy-duty truck market.

In its assessment of the training program, Stark State College of Technology in Canton, Ohio, reviewed the instructors, the classroom curriculum, and the hands-on presentations before granting certification. As a result, the Timken Bearing Maintenance Training program offers two options: a four-hour class approved for 0.25 CEUs, and a three-day advanced training session approved for 1.5 CEUs.

“Timken customers now have access to world-leading bearing training that also offers them continuing education credit,” says Jeff S. Calvin, section manager for Timken’s service engineering group. “Ultimately, our focus on friction management solutions helps many of our students apply real-world benefits of increased production uptime and reduced maintenance costs to their respective companies. We appreciate Stark State’s support in this program.”


“Timken has done a very thorough job in meeting our institution’s high set of standards for certification,” says Dr. Peter K. Kropp, P.E., dean, information technology and engineering technology at Stark State. “This certification allows the college and Timken to enter into a relationship where the highest quality of continuing education are its goals.”

In addition to its bearing training program, Timken offers a full range of training programs, including rolling mill training, a travelling distributor training program, and the Learn and Lead technical training program, which focuses on anti-friction bearing principles and design elements for original equipment manufacturers.

To learn more information about Timken’s various training programs, visit

Stark State College of Technology is a two-year state institute offering 42 associate degree programs, six one-year certificate programs and a wide variety of certificate of completion programs for professional enhancement. Located in Canton, Ohio, Stark State is Ohio’s largest technical college with an enrollment of over 5,700 students.