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22nd March 2023 Issue no. 648
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MLA Expo 19 - Training Schedule
The MLA are delighted to confirm that details for the training schedule due to take place at MLA Expo 19 between 4th and 6th of October at the Telford International Centre have been announced.
Dr Steffan George, Managing Director of the MLA said: "MLA Expo 2019 is looking likely to break yet more records for the locksmithing industry, not only by being bigger and busier, but also including more training rooms and even more courses than any other locksmith exhibition in Europe. There will be 13 different training areas (5 Auto related areas + 8 General Locksmith-related) that will house the 70+ courses and seminars being run. No matter what your training needs are when it comes to locksmithing, MLA Expo 19 has got you covered!"
Courses and seminars will be offered in the areas of General Locksmithing (to include non-destructive entry, Lock ID, UPVC & Composite related training, High security cylinders, abrasive wheel certification, tool sharpening an overview of the BLI exam, electrical safety), as well as Safes. On top of these there will be a variety of business-related seminars (including Google Garage) that will also be run. Here are just some of the courses you can't miss:
Digital (by Google Garage):
* Get your business Visible on Google
* Introduction to Digital Advertising
Legal (by David Lee Solicitors)
* Consumer Regs - What does a locksmith need to know?
* Legalities of Gaining Entry
* Kitemark and Smart Security - the facts
* Defeating High Security Cylinders
* Cylinder Impressioning
* Opening Jammed UPVC Doors
* Lever Lock - Non-Destructive Entry
* 114 Turner Staddon Pick Training
* Bypassing Roller Shutters
* Modulock Kit for Matrox& Condor Cylinders
Carrying on from its successful debut at Expo 17, MLA Expo 19 will once again have an area dedicated to auto Locksmithing called "The Garage", which will feature its own training programme including the following:
* VAG intermediate to advanced Key programming (all keys lost and spare keys)
* Common Key programming Problems
* Lishi picking
* Key, transponder, remote identification
* Advanced Transponders
* Product related (X Horse, VVDI, TBD 1000, Zedull, Smart Pro, X300)
As well as the specific auto and general locksmithing training courses listed above, there will also be various demonstrations and seminars being run by exhibitors such as ABUS, ERA, Hickleys and DormaKaba.
To see the full Training Schedule please visit: www.locksmiths.co.uk
To secure your place on any of the courses, including the Free of Charge ones, you will need to book in advance. If there are any spaces still available, then they may be sold on the day at the MLA stand however this is not guaranteed so if you definitely want to attend a specific course, we strongly recommend you book, and judging by the popularity of training at previous events, book early!
MLA Expo is on schedule to be the biggest and busiest ever with online visitor registrations showing a 78% increase compared to 2017, which itself was a record-breaking year.
Due to the high registration it is recommend to sign up for free entry beforehand to avoid queuing in the morning. Registration takes just two minutes you will be issued with a e-ticket you can print off or use on your phone.
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