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Reflections on Vision Hi-Tech Training & Expo 2024 [E124] - Diagnosing the Aftermarket A to Z


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Have you discovered the power of training conferences? It’s not just the learning—it's the collaboration of minds, the shared experiences, and the connections that make them invaluable. 

Show Notes

  • Reflections on Vision Hi-Tech Training & Expo 2024 (00:01:32) Personal observations and experiences at the Vision 2024 conference.
  • Hands-On Key Cutting Class (00:02:39) Description of a hands-on key cutting class, including the tools and sponsors involved.
  • Scan Tool Class and Discussions (00:03:53) Discussion of various scan tools and their capabilities, featuring notable industry figures.
  • All-Day Hands-On Pico Class (00:05:01) Description of a comprehensive all-day training session focused on Pico technology and vehicle diagnostics.
  • Tech Talks Presentations (00:08:41) A series of presentations by industry experts on personal and professional experiences, including case studies and techniques.
  • Trade Show Experience (00:15:48) Overview of the trade show, including interactions with various booths and industry professionals.
  • Reflection on Training Resources (00:18:05) Discussion of training resources and their value for technicians, including specific recommendations.
  • The discussion about technical training (00:19:13) Exploring the changes in technical training and the expectations for the next great trainers.
  • The dedication and focus of a great trainer (00:20:23) Discussing the qualities and dedication required to become a top-notch trainer in the automotive industry.
  • The impact of training conferences (00:24:01) Highlighting the importance of attending training conferences and the benefits of networking and learning from peers.
  • Personal update and gratitude (00:25:08) Providing a personal update on a family member's health and expressing gratitude for support and interaction.

 

Thanks to our Partner, NAPA Autotech napaautotech.com

 

Email Matt: [email protected]

Diagnosing the Aftermarket A - Z YouTube Channel HERE

Aftermarket Radio Network: https://aftermarketradionetwork.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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