The Courage to Train: From Hawaii to Kansas City [RR 943]

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23-year-old Evan Hansen, a young automotive professional from Hawaii, shares his enthusiasm for attending (by himself) Vision Hi-Tech Training & Expo and the invaluable in-person training he received. Find out what classes Evan attended and how he met shop owner Jim Fleischman, who took Evan under his wing for the remainder of the conference. The episode is a testament to the industry’s commitment to fostering professional development, training, mentoring, and camaraderie among its members.

Evan Hansen, Maui, HI

Jim Fleischman, Automotive Alley, Arcade and Marilla, NY. Listen to Jim’s previous episodes HERE.

Show Notes

  • Watch Full Video Episode
  • Vision Hi-Tech Training & Expo:
  • Meeting Evan (00:01:13) Introducing Evan Hansen, the first-time attendee from Maui, and discussing his experience at Vision 2024.
  • Importance of Networking (00:04:54) Highlighting the significance of networking and bringing a large crew to Vision 2024 for educational purposes.
  • Evan’s Classes (00:10:07) Discussion about the classes Evan attended at Vision 2024 and his dedication to learning beyond entry-level courses.
  • Evan’s Determination (00:14:18) Evan’s determination to excel in the automotive industry, despite challenges and perceptions about his hometown, Maui.
  • Evan’s Perception of Vision (00:18:43) Evan’s positive perception of Vision 2024 as astonishing and amazing.
  • Transition in Career (00:24:48) Evan discusses the upcoming transition in his career due to changes in his current workplace.
  • The Solar Eclipse in Buffalo (00:26:36) The panelists discuss the upcoming solar eclipse event in Buffalo and its significance.
  • Electrical Expertise (00:31:32) The conversation delves into the importance of electrical knowledge in automotive diagnostics, as highlighted by Matt Fanslow’s podcast.
  • Career Aspirations (00:34:43) Evan expresses his desire to grow as a technician and be part of a positive work culture.
  • Networking and Industry Advancement (00:35:50) The panelists stress the importance of personal development and fostering a positive work environment for industry growth.

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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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