Super Saturday by ASA Pennsylvania; What a great time!
On my way back to God's waiting room as Jim Morton calls it. What a great event! Joe Tranchitella, Joseph Rakowski & David Wagner killed it! The vibe & energy was awesome! It is very clear that they wanted to put on an amazing event for their trainers, vendors and guest and they certainly hit the target. Thank you for your countless hours of dedication, love, blood, sweat & tears.
Thanks to the vendors & trainers for all that you do as well. The love of sharing your knowledge, experiences and passion is inspiring and appreciated.
It was great to see some friends and meet some new ones. Our industry has some of the best people in the world.
This trip was special because it was our beloved Jim Morton's come back after a hard year. We love you Jim! It was awesome seeing you back in your element. Thank you for everything!
We were also very thankful for having the opportunity to share this experience with a new friend Mario Rojas. If you haven't already noticed, we truly love this industry but we know that we have our challenges. We love sharing experiences like ASA PA Super Saturday with 1st timers because it allows us to show our industries professionals just how special these events really are. How so many wonderful people work hard everyday to make our careers, businesses and lives better. To be able to pull our hard working professionals out of the bay to rub shoulders and learn from our industries giants feels wonderful. We're so thankful that we got to meet Mario and help him attend this great event and show him why he should be proud of the career that he chose. What a great and deserving guy. Thanks for hanging out with us Mario!
Hi Brin, It was indeed a great show and the works behind the scenes definitely showed! We need some photos added to this thread so that others that were unable to attend can see some of what they missed! And thanks to Eric Ziegler for taking a shot inside of my morning class!
Scott, we will post many pictures as we get them. Thank you very much for being part of Super Saturday and hope that we do this again next year with you. I hope Diagnostic Network got the attention yesterday it deserves and that many more professionals decide to join the Diag.net family. I know Trained by Techs represented Diag.net with the utmost professionalism.
Thanks David, I was very impressed with the output of you and your team in producing this event, great job! 👏 And yes, the TBT crew helped me manage the booth and represent DN well while I was attending to other duties! Thanks for your supportive efforts in helping DN get noticed.
Btw David, Tanner really appreciated the extra welcoming feature ATC provided this year!
Lol. That was just as funny on video as it was in class
I'm EXTREMELY PROUD of what the ASA-PA group did to show the rest of USA what they are made of. I had a glimpse more then once over the last month of how hard they were working to make SUPER SATURDAY what it was, Along with running their busy shops and working on their customers vehicles. To the entire TRAINED by TECHS group, you guys are AWESOME, I have seen and heard over the years of what
Thank you so much for all of the care, support and investment of your time, energy and knowledge in me. You have been by far, by bigggest supporter👍
It was a great event. But it seemed like some of the classes had low attendance. Couple classes I noticed only had 2-4 people in it
Bruce, you are correct, some of the classes were lower attendance than we were expecting and hoping for. We certainly did the best we could, for 2 average Joe's and an average Dave, putting this event on. We spent a lot of money and time trying to attract as many people as possible, unfortunately many shops are comfortable in the positions that they are in. We have visited hundreds of shops with
I hope you didn't think my post was directed at you and the Joes efforts. I know you guys put a lot of effort into it. I was there last year and this year, I will continue to come every year. Y'all put on a great event. It was just an observation and disappointment in the apathy in our industry. I work with a guy, younger than me, that won't even watch some online seminars/classes in his free
No, I didn't take it that way, we were disappointed about certain things like that . In the end we realized things could have been much worse. How is Motoskills? I've heard of it but never looked into it. Sorry if my reply seemed like I was defending, still trying to recover from the weekend. See you again soon
Glad we are on the same page. Motoskills is all AVI videos. You just don't get the new releases until a few months, or more, after they are released for sale on AVI website, aviondemand.com
David, one thing I can think of to suggest is when you hand out flyers for the event, make sure the techs get flyers to. Just because you drop a flyer off at the front counter doesn't mean the techs in the back will see it. I know that I found out about the local, Tennessee, Denso/ATG training through a local parts supplier from someone in New York. You may have already done that but maybe not…
Excellent advice, for some reason an employer I worked for for a very short amount of time would never keep me in the loop when training was available, even when I specifically told him I would pay out of my own pocket. That was a big reason that job didn't last. It baffles me that probably over 80% of shops have no interest in training. How effective do you think using the tool guys to talk
Not sure how well that would work. If you're offering them a cut they might be more motivated. My Snapon dealer waited til the week of the class to tell me about the Snapon scope class that was in our area. Told me on a Monday class was that Wednesday
Guess it would depend on the tool guy
David, I for one witnessed first hand how you and the two "Joe's worked your butts off trying to get the techs out for some AWESOME training in their own backyard. I guess there will always be some things in our industry that will NEVER change, I spent whatever time I could before the classes started, during Breaks and at lunch looking around for who attended. As you well know, I try very hard
David, In a GOOD way, I wish I could see or think of "something" that I think you and the rest of the ASA-PA group did wrong and could improve on...….BUT there isn't, I sat down with Pete Rudloff years ago when he told me that he was going to start a training group down in Delaware. I told Pete that I would help him in any way I could, But the truth of the matter is IT IS ALWAYS THE SAME
Jim, thank you for the kind words. This year was quite the adventure with trying to get young blood to attend. I'm pretty sure the key to getting these young guys is going to be to have the event at a school that sees the value in outside and greater education and is more than willing to invite them to the event. We have ideas for next year's Super Saturday already brewing, first we need to
I think having a young trainer like Brandon will be less intimidating to the youth and might serve as a role model for some.
❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ I love this idea❤️❤️❤️❤️
Brin, I could not have said that better, myself. The entire event was phenomenal and will yield many more attendees in the years to follow as word spreads. I was such an honor be to there and I’m lookimg forward to seeing everyone again!
If they have one closer to home I’ll be there . Maybe Greenv S.C . Or Atlanta
It was great to have you there Brandon, hope to this again soon, maybe a tag team show one day
After Automachanika (X2) & Vision, I simply could not attend. Your energy drives me to attend the next one....
This was a great event!!! Joe,dave & joe put a lot of hard work in and it showed. I attended Brandon Steckler's class and he knocked it out of the park. Great job Brandon!! I'm honored to call you a friend. The trade was was great I was happy to see ae tools there as well as autologic ,alldata,advanced,autozone, napa, Pete's new venture and the others. Definitely can't forget the trained by
Thank you Chris, this event will grow to sell out status in the future, we were hoping to get there this year but missed that mark. Already have ideas for next year plus we read all comments, complaints and suggestions from attendees, instructors and vendors. We appreciate all feedback, everyone should get emails to respond to in the next week or so.
I'm sure it will grow to that and wanted to make sure you don't think I said that as a negative towards you guys or the event. You guys got the word out in so many ways as did a lot of us attendees it's just disappointing that when you pass on the info to so many people that really need the training and they don't take advantage of such a great opportunity like the show you guys just put on. I
I did not take it that way at all. My communication skills through typing is not to sharp. And I was a little Delirious last night, even my wife was telling me I wasn't making much sense when talking to her. I woke up at 3am, put clothes on real quick thinking I needed to organize some classes. Going to take a day or 2 to recover.
I'm going to have to follow this group more closely. I was not even aware of this event until Thursday afternoon. This was local for me and it seems that there was some great content. I hope to be able to make the next one.