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So far Kayla Maksen has created 65 blog entries.

Technician Spotlight Series: Darrias R.

2022-01-13T16:01:42-05:00By |Industry Spotlights|

This article is part of an ongoing series to highlight and promote the technician career — demonstrating to kids, parents, and teachers how becoming a technician is a rewarding career path that can be lucrative and open the door to many opportunities within the industry.  Name: Darrias R. Location: Littleton, CO Job Title: Apprentice Technician

The Evolution of Automotive Service ft. Joel Milne, RepairSmith

2022-01-11T11:44:31-05:00By |Beyond the Wrench|

Episode Description In this week’s episode of Beyond the Wrench, we are looking into the future of the automotive industry. We are joined by Joel Milne, Chief Executive Officer, RepairSmith to discuss what we can expect from the automotive industry, how we can execute these changes, and the next generation of automotive technicians. Watch the

Technician Spotlight Series: Russell W.

2022-01-07T11:37:21-05:00By |Industry Spotlights|

This article is part of an ongoing series to highlight and promote the technician career — demonstrating to kids, parents, and teachers how becoming a technician is a rewarding career path that can be lucrative and open the door to many opportunities within the industry.  Name: Russell W. Location: Russellville, Arkansas Job Title: General Motors

The Power of Social Media ft. Dan Beakey, Colonial South Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram

2022-01-07T11:39:35-05:00By |Beyond the Wrench|

Episode Description In this week’s episode of Beyond the Wrench, we are joined by Dan Beakey, Service Manager, Colonial South Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram to discuss how you can use social media to show what makes your shop different. We discuss the importance of identifying what makes you unique and how that can give you

A Short Guide on How to Sell Your Shop to Technicians

2022-01-07T11:40:42-05:00By |Shop Management|

We know finding technicians right now can be tough. Since almost every shop is hiring, you need to stand out from the crowd. Traditional recruiting isn’t going to cut it anymore. You need to get creative and SHOW technicians why your shop is a great place to work and what makes you different. Identify what

WrenchWay 2021 Recap ft. Mark Wilson, WrenchWay

2021-12-29T09:37:34-05:00By |Beyond the Wrench|

Episode Description What a great year! We want to thank everyone that has been a part of WrenchWay and Beyond the Wrench. We have exceeded our expectations, and we couldn’t have done it without your constant support.  In this week’s episode of Beyond the Wrench, we are joined by Mark Wilson, Co-Founder & CEO, WrenchWay,

Most Popular Beyond the Wrench Podcast Episodes of 2021

2021-12-23T13:09:27-05:00By |News|

As we wrap up another great year of the Beyond the Wrench podcast, we wanted to share our top five most popular episodes of 2021. It was a close race between the podcast episodes as we have continued to exceed expectations for this podcast! Thank you for a great 2021, and we can’t wait to

Getting Technical: Diagnostics with Tanner Brandt & Matt Fanslow

2021-12-21T14:14:04-05:00By |Beyond the Wrench|

Episode Description In this week’s episode of Beyond the Wrench, we are joined by Tanner Brandt, President, Autodiag Clinic and Technical Trainer for Worldpac Training Institute and Matt Fanslow, Diagnostic Technician/Shop Manager, Riverside Automotive. We’re diving deep and getting technical as we walk through three different situations where Tanner misdiagnosed vehicles in 2021. We discuss

Technician Spotlight Series: Mike B.

2022-01-07T13:35:08-05:00By |Industry Spotlights|

This article is part of an ongoing series to highlight and promote the technician career — demonstrating to kids, parents, and teachers how becoming a technician is a rewarding career path that can be lucrative and open the door to many opportunities within the industry. Name: Mike B.   Location: Fort Collins, Colorado Job Title:

Technician Shortage—Why It Exists & What Needs to Change

2021-12-10T14:14:42-05:00By |Technician Recruiting|

The U.S is in route to see a shortage of 642,000 technicians by 2024, if trends continue, according to a new study by TechForce Foundation. Not only is it an issue to get young people interested in the industry, but also to keep the ones that are new to the industry. Millennials are three times

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