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FTR 039: Grant Swaim – The Gear Head Days Are Gone
1st April 2019 • For The Record • Carm Capriotto, AAP
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Gearhead School is an online training website owned by DLP Publishing LLC. The site administrator is Grant Swaim. Grant’s lifelong career in the automotive service industry is highlighted as follows:

  • 20 Years – Owner of an Independent Honda Repair Shop
  • 6 Years – Independent Automotive Trainer (Honda OBD II / Driveability)
  • 15 Years – Full-Time Instructor with NC Community College System
  • Published Author (Technology Guide for Today’s Automotive Technician)

White Paper on the Tech Shortage HERE.

Link to Gearhead School HERE .

As mentioned by Grant in this episode:

Link to Episode 312 The Road To Great Technicians Recorded at Vision 2018 HERE

Link to Episode 383 AAPEXedu 2018 The Road To Great Technicians – Roundtable HERE


Key Talking Points

  • Tech shortage should be no surprise to us.
  • Techforce data, Technician Supply and Demand Report from December 2018
  • Public and private colleges are not supplying 50% of the need.
  • Gear head days are gone.
  • If your people are severely undertrained you have to train them.
  • No one is coming to save you. You’ve got to make your own moves.
    • Don’t wait for someone to fix the problem for you.
  • Some gear heads need training on the basics. Entry and every level of technician.

  • A special thanks to Grant Swaim for sharing his passion – For The Record.
  • Books mentioned in the content library HERE
  • Leave me an honest review on iTunes. Your ratings and reviews really help and I read each one of them.
  • Email Carm HERE.




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