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Also new to the curriculum are four-hour evening workshops available through any Garage Gurus training center.
Southfield, Mich.—Garage Gurus, Federal-Mogul Motorparts’ comprehensive technical education platform for motor vehicle service professionals, are now offering an expanded curriculum, additional training center locations, attractive technician incentives and several other program enhancements....
This March, I will be presenting an all-new marketing course at VISION, and in creating the content I couldn’t help but think of a radio ad that I developed three years ago that’s proven to be one of the most powerful ways of bringing in ideal customers. Here’s the story. We all know how tough it...
Leesburg, Va.—Automotive Youth Educational Systems (AYES) recently announced the officers for its 2016 board of directors. Charles Klasman, marketing and communications manager for the STEP Program, BMW, Woodcliff Lake, N.J., will serve as chair; Dave Zellers, vice president, Service and Parts...
Diamond Bar, Calif.—The Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) is now accepting applications for the 2016 SEMA Memorial Scholarship Fund for students preparing for careers in the auto or auto parts industries. The SEMA Memorial Scholarship program offers financial assistance of up to $5,000...
From l., are Greg Gaulin, ASE board chairman; Abdul Ibrahim, Technician of the Future; Ben Johnson, director of product management for Mitchell 1; and Tim Zilke, ASE president and CEO.
Mitchell 1 and ASE present 2015 Technician of the Future Award Poway, Calif—Abdallah (Abdul) Ibrahim of Wiggins, Colo., was named the Mitchell 1/ Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Technician of the Future as part of the 2015 ASE Fall Board of Governors Meeting and Annual Technician Awards, held...
“Five Days to Victory” helped inspectors and inspection companies complete most of the steps required to achieve lift inspector certification in five days instead of the five months or longer.
Cortland, N.Y.—Nearly 100 people worked toward Automotive Lift Institute (ALI) Lift Inspector Certification during the “Five Days to Victory” event held on the Cheyenne Campus of the College of Southern Nevada in Las Vegas, Nov. 1-5, 2015. The event, sponsored by ALI member manufacturers Challenger...
You don’t have to be in the auto repair business long before a customer asks you if they can supply their own parts. Although there is no one technique that will work in every case, here’s one approach you may want to consider. First of all, you’ll need to bear in mind that a customer is making...
Automotive instructor John Gardner has signed on for season 2 of the television show, “Tech Garage,” presented by Advance Auto Parts and airing on Discovery’s Velocity Channel.
Marianna, Fla.—Chipola College Automotive instructor John Gardner has signed on for season two of the television show, “Tech Garage,” presented by Advance Auto Parts and airing on Discovery’s Velocity Channel. Tech Garage is an automotive how-to show focusing on theory, operation and diagnostics of...
CALIFORNIA California Career School in Anaheim is offering a variety of training courses for those interested in obtaining their Smog Check Inspector and Repair license.  Become eligible to take the BAR Smog Inspector State License exam in as little as four weeks. For information, including how to...
Take advantage of the comprehensive training courses available to you and your team.  Download the schedule PDF by clicking on the link below. For class information, please call the class contact listed.  To register for a class, please call the NAPA Training Service Center at 800-292-6428. All...

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