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Gates Corporation Announces “Tools for Schools” Automotive Educator Program

Teachers Receive Free Training, Materials and Online Resources to Help Advance Automotive Technical Education

Denver, CO, October 15, 2011 --( Gates Corporation, a leading manufacturer of industrial and automotive products, today announced the launch of “Tools for Schools,” a program designed to aid automotive school educators with free training, materials and tools. Online training modules, interactive webinars and videos help instructors educate students on everything from belt wear diagnostics to preventative maintenance. In addition, automotive teachers earn points toward specialized tools for making repairs faster, more accurate and easier to teach.

“Automotive technology is advancing at an unprecedented rate,” said Dave Miller, VP of Marketing at Gates Corporation. “We understand how difficult it can be for automotive school educators to keep themselves and their students current. We’re offering Tools for Schools as a way to help bridge the information gap. The Web-based program contains everything an automotive technical school needs to stay ahead of cooling system technologies, hydraulic products and service trends.”

Although the program is primarily designed to provide automotive teachers educational tools for the classroom, students also benefit from access to presentations, technical tips, videos, blogs and articles that enhance their automotive technical knowledge. Student participation in online Gates certification courses and tests at the Gates Performance Center helps schools earn custom tools, including a serpentine ratcheting wrench set, tensioner pin set, DriveAlign® laser tool and refractometer.

If you are an automotive educator, you can learn more about Tools for Schools at Click on the “Training Information” tab. Automotive educators who register for the program receive a free “Welcome Kit” with training CDs, posters and more.

About Gates Corporation
Celebrating its 100th anniversary, Gates Corporation ( is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of industrial and automotive products, systems and components with operations in 30 countries. Gates maintains sales and marketing operations in every major industrial and automotive market, including North and South America, Europe, Asia, Australia and the Middle East. Gates is part of the Industrial & Automotive group of Tomkins Ltd., which is owned by a consortium comprising Onex Corporation and the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board. Tomkins enjoys strong market positions and technical leadership across all of its business activities and owns some of the best-known brands in their respective markets.

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