RR 152: Scott Norman Automotive Educator

scott-norman-pit-logoScott Norman is an Associate Professor of Automotive Technology at Pittsburg State University in Pittsburg, KS and President of the National Association of Automotive Universities.

He started his career as an automotive technician, like so many others, with an automotive technology associates degree, but his automotive career took a huge turn into the automotive corporate world. When the downturn happened he decided to complete his bachelor’s degree in automotive technology.  Now he is helping automotive students fulfill their dreams to become the next generation of leaders in the automotive industry at his alma mater.

In his spare time.
Scott is the program coordinator for the four yearscott-norman-and-students-001 bachelors program in Automotive Technology. He is also Chairman of the National Automotive Service Technology committee for Skills USA and the president of the National Association of Automotive Universities (NAAU).

He’s worked for many years with Chrysler before joining his alma mater as an associate professor.

Listen to Scott speak to:

-Value of a four-year degree.
-Why parents like the four year over the two-year program.
-How the independent service professional can get involved in recruitment for graduates.
-His favorite class to teach.
-How he and his fellow instructors improve their learning curve to keep pace with the changing technology.

Pittsburg State University website here.

Skills USA Website here.

Skills USA – World Skills site here.

Scott Normans email here.

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About the author, Carm Capriotto, AAP

Carm is the founder and host of the Remarkable Results Radio Podcast; the only one of its type in the automotive aftermarket. Carm calls on his 35 years’ experience in the aftermarket to bring engaging stories from his guests.

Listen to raw, unfiltered, honest, and sincere stories that include insights, trends, best practices and expertise. Each interview brings an opportunity to learn one new thing through the stories of personal achievement. Many podcast guests tell their story of transformation from working in their business to working on it.

As host, Carm uses his enthusiasm and passion for the aftermarket especially the service sector to take his listeners on a journey showcasing successful service professionals’ path to Remarkable Results. He also enjoys interviews with aftermarket industry thought leaders who bring their industry perspectives to his listener.