Roundtable Recording

Best Practices for Working with Schools

About the Roundtable

The vast majority of shops and dealerships know how important it is to work with local high schools and post-secondary schools to help attract students and educate them about the industry.

However, calling up instructors on graduation day and asking for their best tech is not the way to go about it.

In this roundtable, we discussed:

  • The value of working with schools
  • How to find the time to work with schools
  • Who to get involved
  • What things shops can do to actually help schools

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The Panelists

Headshot of Jay Goninen

Jay Goninen
Co-Founder & President,


Lindsey Trett

Lindsey Trett
Director of Talent Acquisition,

Walser Automotive Group

Brad Walker

Brad Walker
Automotive Department Chair & Professor of Automotive Technology,

Oklahoma City Community College

Tara Topel

Tara Topel

Topel’s Service Center

Randy Golding

Randy Golding
Automotive Instructor,