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[Podcast] Erik Mortensen – Former Technician Now Automotive Educator [RR 497]

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Erik Mortensen, an Automotive Instructor at Watauga High School, transforms his classroom into an automotive service shop.

Key Talking Points:

  • A former technician that runs an automotive
  • An automotive service shop in the classroomFive bays
  • Parts room
  • Toolroom 
  • Alignment rack
  • All the equipment you would need
  • He took an existing program and made it his own with an open book
  • The program is growing and his classes are full
  • A goal of his is to get the students to find their self-worth and a skill they may be good at
  • Watauga High School has a large CTE program (Career and Technical Education)
  • Students are assigned roles within the ‘shop’
  • He believes that working on ‘live’ teacher vehicles vs doner cars brings a greater responsibility of importance and safety.
  • Start the students off with a ‘mechanic’ mentality and understand the learning never stops and ‘diagnostician’ is in their future
  • If being an educator is your passion, then do it


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