Dave Hobbs’ automotive service experience spans 40 plus years in the industry, starting out as a technician and then as a service manager working in his family’s repair shop (Hobbs Auto Electric) in Kokomo, Indiana. After leaving Hobbs Auto Electric, Dave began working as a hotline advisor and field engineer at GM’s Delco Electronics. Those roles eventually led to becoming an electronics systems instructor for thousands of Delco Electronics / Delphi engineers throughout North American and Asia.
Dave Hobbs is currently the lead technical trainer and course developer for Delphi Product and Service Solutions. In addition, he serves part-time as a contributor to Motor Age Magazine and as a field correspondent for MACS Worldwide (Mobile AC Society). Dave’s previous episodes HERE.
Key Talking Points:
Hands-on training is the best method. When you do it yourself you learn better than any other training
Techs need to find the time and make the sacrifice to attend training
There is a huge sacrifice by every training supplier to design and present great training
Use community colleges for these events vs. a hotel or restaurant
Let the college’s instructors attend for free. Include their students
Stop considering the convenient place to get training and find the best place so you can do more hands-on
A special thanks to Dave Hobbs for sharing his passion – For The Record.
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