CARS, the Congress of Automotive Repair and Service, has announced the return of the Young Technicians Symposium (YTS) for 2016, taking place on Friday, Aug. 12th in Anaheim, Calif., during NACE | CARS.
In its third year, the Young Technicians Symposium will bring together a group of promising technicians with at least two years of real-world experience for a full day of intensive training. Each year, the training is focused on utilizing the latest teaching techniques to accelerate the learning of this critical part of our industry.
This year, Jim Cokonis, senior curriculum developer with CARQUEST Technical Institute and ASE Certified master technician with over 22 years experience in the industry, will lead the symposium. The CARQUEST Technical Institute will offer a scan tool diagnostic class that gives every technician the best opportunity to be hands on with their own scan tool. Using the latest vehicle simulator, CTI instructors will teach the students how to read and interpret scan data in “as close to a live environment as it gets.”
“ASA and CARS are very excited about this year’s installment of the Young Technicians Symposium,” said Donny Seyfer, chairman, ASA. “Our partners at CARQUEST Technical Institute have a really great program lined up for working technicians who are ready to make that next-level jump from maintenance and light repair to diagnostician. Repair shop owners can reap great benefit by investing in their future, and CARS and CTI promise a program that is very affordable thanks to support from CTI.”
For many shops, one of the most valuable investments they can make is in their younger, less experienced staff. CARS Young Technicians Symposium is an opportunity for the future of the industry to take a step toward becoming diagnostic technicians much sooner.
View complete YTS details here.