RR 372: Edwin Hazzard – Training is the Responsibility of the Technician
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.
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.
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