FTR 039: Grant Swaim – The Gear Head Days Are Gone

 

Gearhead School is an online training website owned by DLP Publishing LLC. The site administrator is Grant Swaim. Grant’s lifelong career in the automotive service industry is highlighted as follows:

  • 20 Years – Owner of an Independent Honda Repair Shop
  • 6 Years – Independent Automotive Trainer (Honda OBD II / Driveability)
  • 15 Years – Full-Time Instructor with NC Community College System
  • Published Author (Technology Guide for Today’s Automotive Technician)

White Paper on the Tech Shortage HERE.

Link to Gearhead School HERE .

As mentioned by Grant in this episode:

Link to Episode 312 The Road To Great Technicians Recorded at Vision 2018 HERE

Link to Episode 383 AAPEXedu 2018 The Road To Great Technicians – Roundtable HERE

 

Key Talking Points

  • Tech shortage should be no surprise to us.
  • Techforce data, Technician Supply and Demand Report from December 2018
  • Public and private colleges are not supplying 50% of the need.
  • Gear head days are gone.
  • If your people are severely undertrained you have to train them.
  • No one is coming to save you. You’ve got to make your own moves.
    • Don’t wait for someone to fix the problem for you.
  • Some gear heads need training on the basics. Entry and every level of technician.

  • A special thanks to Grant Swaim for sharing his passion – For The Record.
  • Books mentioned in the content library 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.