Keith Perkins, L1 Automotive Diagnostics and Program, L1 Automotive Training, Listen to Keith’s previous episode HERE.
This is Isaac Rodell's first appearance on Remarkable Results Radio. Find Isaac on Facebook "Isaac Rodiesel"
The struggle to improve the transfer of technical knowledge is the same people show up to training every seminar. Yet there are a few new faces but not enough to make a larger impact on the need and value of training.
How do we connect with people who do not seek out training on their own
Paying for training, room, board, and time off needs to be the standard in the industry
When Issac owned his shop, he made the same mistake that so many shop owners today are making and not supporting 100% of his technician's training requirements (registration, room, board, and making their pay whole)
Only shop owners who attend training can see the value. Once they attend, they are all over it and turn their training commitment into a pillar of their company
Training pays it does not cost
There are many deals available for equipment for pennies on the dollar from shops that are liquidating. This a sign of the times when shop owners hesitate to become a business person
The first hybrid in the US was Honda Insight in 1999
Many of our young trainers have never set a carburetor
Job security to work on ICE (Internal Combustion Engines) for many, many years to come as the age of the car grows by about 6 months per year and we currently are at 12.9 yrs
Buy a used 2005-2009 Toyota Prius to work on, to use as a training vehicle, and to wrap with the wording ‘We Service Hybrids.’
There is a worst-case scenario from Toyota about placing the keys about 20’ from the car when doing an oil change.
Verify the car is off when doing an oil change on the IC Engine
Issac and Keith are in the Mobile Diag. The dynamic of the job is changing because many shops are tooling up, and there is more competition than ever
Big pivot to remote programming
Issac encourages the young generation to go to training and will sponsor someone each year to go to ASTE
If senior members of a shop avoid going to training, invest in your young people.
20% of technicians are 55 -64 average age from a survey. Astonishing number
In high school, 90% of men worked on their cars back in the day when there was shop class
Today very few high schools have shop classes and must send their students to a co-op center
Reference Bob Cooper Episodes with consumer panel HERE
Kieth and Issac are not fans of Flat Rate.
When a technician returns from training within 2 weeks, be sure he/she teaches a short class of the training they had.