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How I Would Start As a Mechanic Today ~ Audio Podcast Episode 27

Becoming a mechanic or “How do I become a technician” is a question I get all the time. It can be a scary thing to research. You have a lot of people that hate the auto industry and would never recommend getting into it. I don’t really agree with that. If someone wants to get into he auto industry, then they should. This is not an easy industry to work in. Getting started as a mechanic is expensive. Going to tech school can be expensive. There are other ways to get into mechanic world, with out blowing a ton of cash on tech school.

For those of you that may not know, I went to tech school. I attended UTI in 2002, and followed that with VW training in 2003. Back then VW and Audi had great pre-dealership training. Today that doesn’t exist. Today you have to work at a dealer, or attend a participating community college. I really don’t love the direction that VW has went with training. That being said, there is WAY more out there than people think. 
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Join me as we discuss:

  • Costs of tech school
  • Time investment of tech school
  • Starting at a Jiffy change type place
  • Starting at a small shop
  • Online Learning
    Engineering Explained
  • Dealership Service Express
  • You can start with little time and tool investment
  • Dealership training programs
  • Where Manufacturers lack in training
  • VW’s old training program

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