Being A Good Apprentice ~ Podcast Episode 53

apprenticeBeing A Good Apprentice ~ Podcast Episode 53

Happy Friday everyone. Today we are going to be talking about way to be a good apprentice, or trainee or rookie tech. This show comes about for a few reasons. I have 2 trainee techs right now. They are both very very different. Also in my quest to become a better trainer I have found a ton of information about being a good leader or trainer, but very little on how to maximize being a trainee.

What do you think makes a great apprentice?

Join me today as we discuss:

  • You have to hustle
  • Moving fast vs working fast
  • Become a sponge
  • Learning processes
  • This takes time
  • Be a respectful tool borrower
  • Make plans to by your own tools
  • Be positive
  • Treat this like it’s your dream job!
  • and more

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4 replies
  1. Alexis Santos
    Alexis Santos says:

    hey thanks for taking your time to make this pod session i appreciated, well what makes a good apprentice is it’s own dedication and a positive attituted and willing to learn.

    thanks charle’s keep them coming

  2. Rob Hill
    Rob Hill says:

    You nailed it Charles, attitude is key, no matter what your trying to accomplish. Great video, where was this 18 months ago 😉

  3. David
    David says:

    I went to tech school for 2 years and started just like you did. 9 months ago i had NOOOO clue working on cars or how they work.. now ive gotten a lot of complements on how fast i work and how fast i learn from older mechanics.. makes it worth it. In 9 months ive learned and done more than most mechanics 5 years in

  4. Scott
    Scott says:

    Most of the beginners we get at the dealership think they already know everything, and are afraid to get their hands dirty. Very few want to “earn their stripes” like you recommended, and have a great sense of entitlement. They feel they are owed an exceptional position in the shop regardless of what they really know. What do they teach at those tech schools about attitude?


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