Is Technician Mentoring Something a Shop Would Pay For?

Michael Mobile Technician Utah Posted   Latest  

Over the last two and a half years I have been bringing EEPROM training to different areas across the USA. Many who have attended have walked away with skills they run with. EEPROM work is a natural extension for a diagnostic technician. Wondering if traveling to a shop and working one on one with rising stars would be a practical business model? Above the cost of the service, there is also cost of transportation to get there, hotel and food. It would be very expensive. On the flip side, the diagnostic padawan would learn skills, tips and tricks not taught in classes. The teaching would range from basic electricity to full on ECU cloning. The scope of the individual training would be determined by the one who is paying for the service. Here is a rough idea of the process…. 1) Shop contracts for a mentor, training needs are discussed and decided upon. A time is chosen for the mentoring. Time would usually be 1 week at a time. 2) Shop and Mentor review all the needed tools. Shop obtains tools so that technician can run with the training. 3) Shop schedules as much of the target work as possible for the appointed week. 4) Mentor arrives at appointed time and starts working with technician in daily diagnostic and programming work. 5) At the completion of each day shop representative and mentor meet with technician to discuss. 6) Each day follows same pattern. At end of week a final collaboration is done to discuss and plan for future mentoring. In this way the technician is taught real world solutions for real world problems. Thoughts?

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Wayne Owner/Technician
Ontario
Wayne
   

As we have a departure from dealer parts availability there is certainly a niche for it. I think its a viable business plan if you can somehow get in the face of as many people in the industry as possible. The only major downside is travel for work. I turned down a very lucrative job to be home at a reasonable hour each day with my family. If you could somehow inject Skype, zoom etc in there…

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Greg Owner/Technician
Georgia
Greg
 

Having already attended your course in Atlanta, which was excellent, I will agree a 4-5 day class would be worth paying. Taking into consideration the costs for a longer and more comprehensive curriculum, maybe have a class of 3-4 technicians from several local shops interested in the eeprom. It might be more feasible to split the costs 3 or 4 ways, with the benefits of basic to advance…

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Maynard Technician
Ontario
Maynard
 

Yes! They do, it is just a slow process to get shops onto that program/way of thinking. At ASN Tech we are firm believers that this is the new way to move forward with training. Training in the moment, on a job with an open repair ticket. This way it is not a manmade problem that anyone knows the ultimate problem before hand. Apprentices seem to get alot out of this method and they really enjoy…

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Tanner Diagnostician
Kansas
Tanner
 

I would take any eeprom training at this point.

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Michael Mobile Technician
Utah
Michael
 

Tanner, You can contact me at …

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