RR 126: John Gardner Automotive Instructor and Host of Tech Garage
John Gardner, automotive instructor at Chipola College in Marianna, FL believes that the quality of technicians graduating today are bright and amazing. John shares his passion for teaching and his love for training in an inspiring episode that includes talk of his hosting duties for Tech Garage on the Velocity Channel. John’s classroom motto is “Outdo one another in showing honor”. Hear John describe this ‘code’ that his students understand and appreciate.
John Gardner completed the General Motors ASEP and Associate of Science degree programs at Broward College. He then worked several years for General Motors as lead technician as he started his career.
Education his passion. His communication skills and wide knowledge base led him to pursue a career in education completing further studies through Florida International University. Eventually, teaching became his passion. He is able to give back to an industry that has been so generous to him by lending knowledge to aspiring technicians. John also developed and implemented the NATEF Certification Curriculum for the automotive tech program and re-certified the program to ASE/NATEF standards.
John teaches many courses. Among them, Automotive Service Assistor, Engine Repair, Automotive Suspension and Steering, Automotive Brake Systems, and Automotive Electrical/Electronic Systems along with a dozen others.
Listen and learn:
What the industry can do to help support vocational training in our high schools and colleges.
How John started into the video training arena by reaching out to industry, as education vendor partners, to help teach component theory.
What it takes to stage a half hour ‘Tech Garage’ episode and what’s coming up with John and the Velocity Channel as he enters season three of Tech Garage.
He has accumulated ASE Master Certification, was a Bellwether Finalist in Florida’s Best Business and Industry Partnership and has been published in automotive resources.
TV and other training programs.
His passion for the automotive industry has developed into training for many of the industry leading manufacturers. John also serves as host of the Advance Auto Parts Automotive System Training, as well as the popular “Tech Garage” & “Motorhead Garage” TV series.
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