FTR 043: Dave Hobbs – Find The Time and Make the Sacrifice to Attend Training. Trainers Do!

Dave Hobbs’ automotive service experience spans 40 plus years in the industry, starting out as a technician and then as a service manager working in his family’s repair shop (Hobbs Auto Electric) in Kokomo, Indiana.  After leaving Hobbs Auto Electric, Dave began working as a hotline advisor and field engineer at GM’s Delco Electronics.  Those roles eventually led to becoming an electronics systems instructor for thousands of Delco Electronics / Delphi engineers throughout North American and Asia.

Dave Hobbs is currently the lead technical trainer and course developer for Delphi Product and Service Solutions.  In addition, he serves part-time as a contributor to Motor Age Magazine and as a field correspondent for MACS Worldwide (Mobile AC Society).  Dave’s previous episodes HERE.

 

Key Talking Points:

  • Hands-on training is the best method. When you do it yourself you learn better than any other training
  • Techs need to find the time and make the sacrifice to attend training
  • There is a huge sacrifice by every training supplier to design and present great training
  • Use community colleges for these events vs. a hotel or restaurant
  • Let the college’s instructors attend for free. Include their students
  • Stop considering the convenient place to get training and find the best place so you can do more hands-on

 

 

  • A special thanks to Dave Hobbs for sharing his passion – For The Record.
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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.