Training? Why waste your money?

Lucas Owner/Technician North Carolina Posted   Latest  

Is techncial training wasting your money and your techs time?

Is it literally just throwing money out the window?

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Stephen Mobile Technician
United Kingdom
Stephen
 

For absolute beginners maybe not - starting off can be tough unless know basics But for more experienced yes can see being waste Tho believe main-dealers are always sending their staff off to training sessions

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Lucas Owner/Technician
North Carolina
Lucas
 

Absolutely! For the experienced guys, is it more about the type of training or the content of said training that creates a lack luster result? Do you think flat rate and pay effect the effectiveness of training?

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Steven Mechanic
Washington
Steven
 

For experienced techs, it seems you have to sit through hours and hours of training before you come across one new thing.

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Lucas Owner/Technician
North Carolina
Lucas
 

I agree with this - and the management training is similar. I feel trainers often work too hard to fit the class to “everyone”. That being said, folks on either of the extremes are left out. Many of the brand or model specific classes I took over the years covered some great information, that I still use Today BUT it took an hour day to get the basics out. I've also found that we aren't…

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Steven Mechanic
Washington
Steven
 

The brand specific training I’ve been to has been great. Lots of detailed information.

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Jim Educator
California
Jim
 

Hi Steve I'm with you on this, but have a question. How many “new” things are there likely to be for an experienced technician? I regard John Thornton as the best trainer in the industry and a “standard” that I will never attain, but how much of what he covers is “new”? What I see is a masterful and clear presentation that carefully and methodically examines a topic or case study. In the…

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Steven Mechanic
Washington
Steven
 

Yeah, I guess that’s a good point, how much new stuff can there be? SAE prices have always deterred me from purchasing their materials. I wonder how many engineers fork out the money for that stuff. Things are going fine over here. Hope things are okay for you, as well.

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