Leverage a Free Tool System
A toolbox and a tech go hand-in-hand. However, buying tools is expensive. Many starting techs cannot afford to cover these costs.
Holt said many shops are starting to buy tools for their techs, which is a great idea. Others are giving techs a monthly tool allowance.
“I suggest that shops buy and own all of the tools, but makes the techs responsible for them,” Holt said.
“People learn at different speeds and in different ways,” said Holt.
Don’t expect your entry-level tech to retain a ton of new information in a short amount of time, he said. Be patient and let them learn at their own pace, he added.