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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  


  • Thanks to Dwayne McCarty, David Myers, and Marty Depowski for their contribution to the aftermarket’s premier podcast.
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