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[Podcast] RR 434: Training Talk – Daytime vs. Night Time Training | ASE Certification | Instructors and Students


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Recorded at the AVI Spring Training Event in Fort Myers, FL

Marty Depowski is an Automotive Instructor at Wayne County Community College, Michigan

David Myers is an Automotive Instructor at Southwestern Community College, North Carolina

Dwayne McCarty is a Technician at Martins Garage, Ft. Myers

Key Talking Points:

  • Daytime vs night training
    • Daytime- more alert, retain information and training better
    • Commitment- technician has to have the drive to continue training and education   
    • More you learn more money you make  
  • ASE certification
    • Higher pay for more ASE certifications
    • Local shops starting to pay technicians to take ASE testing and time to take a test
    • Some shops don’t pay because worry about the loyalty of technician once they are educated- will they get poached from other shops, no excuse to not train  
  • Instructors for automotive schools
    • Receive training at events, seminars, online training
    • College, sponsors, and vendors pay for instructor training
  • Student education
    • Keep students engaged, balance lectures with hands-on experience
    • Visual learners  

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  • Thanks to Dwayne McCarty, David Myers, and Marty Depowski for their contribution to the aftermarket’s premier podcast.
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This episode is brought to you by AAPEX, the Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo. AAPEX represents the $740 billion AAPEX_logo_CMYK_with_tagline-1440x621.jpglobal automotive aftermarket industry and has everything you need to stay ahead of the curve. With 2,500 exhibiting companies, you’ll see the latest products, parts, and technologies for your business. The event also offers advanced training for shop owners, technicians, warehouse distributors (WDs) and auto parts retailers, as well as networking opportunities to grow your business. AAPEX 2019 will take place Tuesday, Nov. 5 through Thursday, Nov. 7, at the Sands Expo in Las Vegas. More than 48,000 targeted buyers are expected to attend, and approximately 162,000 automotive aftermarket professionals from 135 countries are projected to be in Las Vegas during AAPEX 2019. For information, visit aapexshow.com

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      It always amazes me when I hear about a technician who quits one repair shop to go work at another shop for less money. I know you have heard of this too, and you’ve probably asked yourself, “Can this be true? And Why?” The answer rests within the culture of the company. More specifically, the boss, manager, or a toxic work environment literally pushed the technician out the door.
      While money and benefits tend to attract people to a company, it won’t keep them there. When a technician begins to look over the fence for greener grass, that is usually a sign that something is wrong within the workplace. It also means that his or her heart is probably already gone. If the issue is not resolved, no amount of money will keep that technician for the long term. The heart is always the first to leave. The last thing that leaves is the technician’s toolbox.
      Shop owners: Focus more on employee retention than acquisition. This is not to say that you should not be constantly recruiting. You should. What it does means is that once you hire someone, your job isn’t over, that’s when it begins. Get to know your technicians. Build strong relationships. Have frequent one-on-ones. Engage in meaningful conversation. Find what truly motivates your technicians. You may be surprised that while money is a motivator, it’s usually not the prime motivator.
      One last thing; the cost of technician turnover can be financially devastating. It also affects shop morale. Do all you can to create a workplace where technicians feel they are respected, recognized, and know that their work contributes to the overall success of the company. This will lead to improved morale and team spirit. Remember, when you see a technician’s toolbox rolling out of the bay on its way to another shop, the heart was most likely gone long before that.
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