Developing Our Future: The Training Bay at Joe’s Garage at AAPEX [RR 878]

Carm Capriotto introduces a special edition of Remarkable Results Radio featuring the Joe’s Garage training bay at AAPEX that provides training and career opportunities this fall. Our panel discusses the unique opportunity at Joe’s Garage, where they will bring together people from distribution, trainers, shop owners, and lead technicians to work on vehicles in real time. They also discuss the importance of quality parts, attracting the youth to the industry, professionalism, continuous learning, and the impact of attending AAPEX. They are passionate about the future of the automotive industry and encourage young talent to join.

Jason Rainey, Vice President, NAPA Auto Care. Jason’s previous episodes HERE

Dwayne Myers, Dynamic Automotive, 6 locations, Maryland. Dwayne’s previous episodes HERE.

Frank Scandura, Frank’s European Service, Las Vegas, NV. Frank’s previous episodes HERE.

Bill Nalu, Interstate Auto Care, Madison Heights, MI. Listen to Bill’s previous episodes HERE.

Andy Bizub, Midwest Performance Cars, Chicago and Northbrook, IL.  Andy’s previous episodes HERE.

Vic Tarasik, CEO of Shop Owner Coach. Vic’s previous episodes HERE.

Show Notes

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  • The Training Bay at AAPEX (00:00:01) Discussion about Joe’s Garage, a teaching and repairing opportunity at AAPEX, and the upcoming service awards.
  • Bringing Industry Professionals Together (00:02:11) Explaining the unique opportunity at Joe’s Garage to bring together people from distribution, teachers, shop owners, and lead technicians to work on vehicles.
  • Benefits and Opportunities (00:04:15) Discussion about the benefits of attending AAPEX, including exposure for products, software demonstrations, and the opportunity to help veterans and educate the next generation.
  • The push for skilled trades (00:08:48) Discussion about the opportunity and importance of skilled trades in the industry, and the potential career path for students.
  • The bridge between generations (00:09:49) Exploring the role of experienced technicians and shop owners in mentoring and fostering the younger generation in the industry.
  • Challenges of organizing the event (00:11:46) Discussion about the challenges faced in bringing together various industry stakeholders and working towards a common vision for the event.
  • The importance of quality parts (00:16:47) Encouraging suppliers to make better parts to avoid returns and ensure customer satisfaction.
  • The role of NAPA in the industry (00:17:20) Acknowledging NAPA’s support and their understanding of the importance of selling good parts for good money.
  • Promoting career opportunities in the automotive industry (00:18:40) Highlighting the various career paths available in the industry and the need to attract and retain young talent.
  • The importance of introducing young talent to the automotive industry (00:24:56) Discussion on the value of encouraging young individuals, particularly sons, to pursue a career in the automotive industry.
  • The professionalism and growth of the industry (00:26:36) Emphasis on the need for professionalism and growth within the automotive industry, and the role of events like Joe’s Garage in promoting these values.
  • The transformative impact of attending AAPEX (00:29:36) Personal testimonies on the transformative impact of attending AAPEX, including gaining knowledge, improving oneself, and discovering opportunities within the industry.


Thanks to our Partners, AAPEX and NAPA TRACS.

Set your sights on Las Vegas in 2023. Mark your calendar now … October 31 – Nov 2, 2023, AAPEX – Now more than ever. And don’t miss the next free AAPEX webinar. Register now at http://AAPEXSHOW.COM/WEBINAR

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Carm is the founder and host of the Remarkable Results Radio Podcast and the pioneer of automotive aftermarket podcasts. Carm calls on his years of experience in the aftermarket to bring engaging stories from his guests.

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