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Thursday, 26 July 2018 17:35

AAPEX Service Professionals Session To Address Career Paths for Auto Techs

The Service Professionals General Session at AAPEX 2018 in Las Vegas will focus on building rewarding careers for auto technicians. The Service Professionals General Session at AAPEX 2018 in Las Vegas will focus on building rewarding careers for auto technicians.

The Service Professionals General Session at AAPEX 2018 will tackle an important industry issue: building rewarding careers for automotive technicians and ensuring they have the skills to repair vehicles equipped with new technology, regardless of where they are employed in the automotive aftermarket.

 

AAPEX represents the $740 billion global automotive aftermarket industry and will take place Tuesday, Oct. 30 through Thursday, Nov. 1 at the Sands Expo in Las Vegas.

 

The National Automotive Service Task Force (NASTF), with an alliance of aftermarket organizations and industry support, is leading the general session Automotive Career Pathways: The Road to Great Technicians. The session will help identify career paths for current and future technicians and how students, parents, instructors and shop owners all play a role in career development. It will look at establishing a curriculum to ensure that technicians are uniformly trained and certified for their milestones of achievement and ultimately, that they choose to stay in the automotive aftermarket industry.

 

Panelists include Donny Seyfer, executive officer and shop owner, NASTF; Chris Chesney, senior director of customer training, Carquest Technical Institute; and Kyle Holt, president, S/P2. Carm Capriotto, podcast host, Remarkable Results Radio Podcast, will moderate the general session, which will take place Nov. 1 from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. (PDT) at the Venetian in Las Vegas.

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