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RR 372: Edwin Hazzard – Training is the Responsibility of the Technician
19th October 2018 • Remarkable Results Radio Podcast • Carm Capriotto, AAP
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Edwin Hazzard is a business owner, mobile diagnostic tech, automotive instructor and currently, a contributing writer for Motor Age magazine and automotive service professional magazine and has been an auto tech since 1984.

Key Talking Points:

  • We interviewed at ASTE 2018 in Cary, NC where Edwin taught a few classes.
    • Sees a diverse age group in class.
    • Refreshing to see the commitment to give up their time to educate.
    • The techs who are coming to training want more of it..
  • 20 years as a mobile diagnostic tech in NY state and in South Carolina.
  • Four years as a trainer for Carquest Technical Institute.
  • Instructor for Ulster County in NY for high school Automotive Training.
  • Moved down south, continued being mobile diagnostics tech.
    • Also works part-time at a truck shop.
    • Contributing writer to Motor Age.
    • Spent a few years as an instructor for Carquest Technical Institute (CTI).
  • Daytime training is a trend that must happen.
  • ADAS is coming. Get in the know.
  • Don’t ever discount the tech specs on vehicles. You’ve got to read to be able to diagnose.
  • Passion for training.
    • Need to enjoy what you do for a living.
    • Sees diverse age group in classes.
    • “Don’t update, you evaporate” – Tech’s responsibility to get trained. Need to stay ahead of new technology, improve career and increase pay.
    • Cost of training is an investment.
  • Mobile tech
    • Needed because of lack of training/equipment in shops today.
    • Techs are skipping steps.
    • Will explain to tech after completed the fix on what was the problem was and how it got fixed- mini training session.

Resources Mentioned:

  • Thanks to Edwin Hazzard for his contribution to the aftermarket’s premier podcast.
  • Link to the ‘BOOKS’ page highlighting all books discussed in the podcast library HERE. Leaders are readers.
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