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Technician Scholarships ft. Janet Smail, The Hourglass Foundation

Episode Description Scholarships lessen students’ financial burden when paying for school. Tune in as Janet Smail, Executive Director of The Hourglass Foundation, covers scholarship criteria, tips for writing scholarship essays, and the various journeys available in the automotive industry. (1:32) Janet’s Background (12:06) Scholarship Funding (19:00) How Students Qualify for Scholarships (24:25) Selecting Scholarship Criteria

2023-01-27T12:01:47-05:00By |Beyond the Wrench|

Tackling ASE Tests ft. Josh Arnold, Toyota of Corvallis

Episode Description Obtaining ASE certifications can be challenging. Josh Arnold, Master Technician, Toyota of Corvallis joins us to discuss the value of ASE certifications, conquering test anxiety, and how to prepare for an ASE test. (1:52) Value of ASE Certifications (8:55) ASE Test Anxiety & Pressure (27:55) Shop Support on ASE Testing (33:20) Preparing for

2023-01-26T11:16:15-05:00By |Beyond the Wrench|

Leveraging Gamification to Promote Technician Careers ft. Tina Zwolinski, skillsgapp

Episode Description This generation of technicians learns differently. Tina Zwolinksi, CEO & Founder, skillsgapp, shares her knowledge on how gamification can engage the younger generation and attract them to technician careers. (1:02) Guest Background (3:12) Defining and Communicating with Gen Z (17:12) Embracing the Digital World (23:01) What is Gamification? (33:29) Familiarizing Young Kids with

2023-01-18T09:02:33-05:00By |Beyond the Wrench|

Help Us Get 1,000 Schools on WrenchWay School Connect

Our goal for 2023 is to get more schools involved with WrenchWay School Connect to help promote and improve the automotive, diesel, and collision industries. WrenchWay School Connect allows auto, diesel, and collision instructors to share what’s new with their program and request resources from local shops and dealerships. Instructors have been able to build

2023-01-11T17:19:43-05:00By |For Schools|

One Team, One Goal ft. Jen Ellestad, Fixed Operations Director, Zimbrick

Episode Description To make an impact as a leader, build trust within your team. Jen Ellestad, Fixed Operations Director of Zimbrick Fish Hatchery Road in Madison, Wisconsin explains the importance of building trust, communication styles, and finding the right people for your shop. (2:17) Guest Background (16:06) Challenges When Communicating with a Big Team (21:00)

2023-01-11T10:58:38-05:00By |Beyond the Wrench|

Mastering Employer Branding ft. Ed Roberts, Bozard Ford Lincoln

Episode Description The best thing a dealership can do is create a place of employment technicians want to work at. Ed Roberts, Chief Operations Officer, Bozard Ford Lincoln is back on the podcast to discuss how to create a strong employer brand, finding the right personalities for a shop, changes in the industry, and so

2023-01-04T11:05:36-05:00By |Beyond the Wrench|

Top 5 Episodes of Beyond the Wrench in 2022

Thank you to everyone who has been a supporter of the Beyond the Wrench podcast over the last couple of years! To celebrate another successful year, we are looking at our top episodes of 2022. Enjoy! 5 Most Popular Beyond the Wrench Podcast Episodes in 2022 1. Hiring High-Performance People ft. Trip Bruce, Halmar Friesen

2022-12-29T11:18:52-05:00By |News|

5 Most Popular Automotive & Diesel Blog Articles of 2022

365 days… Over 160 blog articles… Holy moly, what a year! We compiled a list of the articles on our blog that you loved the most this past year. Enjoy! Top 5 Articles of 2022: What Shops, Dealers, & Technicians Care About 19+ Unspoken Rules of the Shop for New Technicians No one wants to

2022-12-21T13:16:41-05:00By |News|

Budgets, Benefits, and Flexibility ft. Rob Frohwein and Kathryn Petralia, Keep Financial

Episode Description As a technician, managing your budget and making wise purchases isn’t always easy. Rob Frohwein and Kathryn Petralia, Co-Founders of Keep Financial, share their expertise on how technicians and shops can discuss pay, benefits, flexibility, and advice on budgeting. (1:23) Guests Background (8:19) Removing Barriers to Make Life Easier (11:31) Discussing Pay with

2022-12-28T09:25:28-05:00By |Beyond the Wrench|

How Technicians Can Benefit From Elevating Professionalism in the Automotive & Diesel Industries

Nowadays, when visiting a social media group or page for technicians, you undoubtedly will run into technicians who aren’t representing the industry in the greatest way. (Technician quotes from TikTok and Reddit) Negative comments like these aren’t helping anyone. They aren’t shining a good light on the industry or the profession… especially for future generations.

2022-12-27T09:43:41-05:00By |For Technicians|
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