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Automotive & Welding Summary

Friday, 9:30 – 10:45 a.m.
“Future Career Path with National Program in Partnership with the National Coalition of Certification Centers (NC3)”
John Wakeham, Professor of Automotive Technology, Tyler Junior College

Saturday, 10:30 – 11:45 a.m.
“Chemistry Lessons: Working in a Multi-Generational Workforce”
Bill Haas
, President, Haas Performance Consulting LLC


Friday, February 24th, 9:30 – 10:45 a.m.

“Future Career Path with National Program in Partnership with the National Coalition of Certification Centers (NC3)”

Attendees will engage with hands-on and other technical training tools to further career path exploration. Presentation attendees will learn methods for engaging students with 21st century technologies.

John Wakeham, Professor of Automotive Technology, Tyler Junior College

John Wakeham, Tyler Junior CollegeJohn Wakeham received his Auto Mechanics Certification and an A.A.S. in Automotive Technology from Tyler Junior College. Mr. Wakeham’s teaching experience includes ten years at Trinity Valley Community College, and seven years at Tyler Junior College as Automotive Technology Professor. He is certified in nine Automotive Service Excellence fields: A1, A8, G1; and National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium’s Advanced Electric Drive Vehicle Education Program.

 


Saturday, February 25th, 10:30 – 11:45 a.m.

“Chemistry Lessons: Working in a Multi-Generational Workforce”

Do you ever find members of your team frustrated, tense, distracted, upset or unreasonable with other members of the team? Wonder why? Well, Gen Y thinks Gen X is a bunch of whiners. Gen X believes Gen Y is arrogant. And everyone thinks the Boomers are self-absorbed workaholics. While the younger generation’s entitled attitude is clashing with the older worker’s values, Gen Y’s presence is improving workplace policy for everyone. Once we understand their differences and learn what is important for each group we can work together effectively.

Bill Haas, President, Haas Performance Consulting LLC

Bill HaasBill Haas has more than 40 years of automotive repair industry experience. Beyond his experience he brings his passion for the industry to customers. Seminar attendees and consulting clients benefit from his in-depth knowledge of the industry, unique perspectives and solution based focus to meeting the challenges shop owners and managers continually face. During his career, Haas has worked as a technician in a new car dealership and in several independent shops, as well as a shop manager, parts counter professional, shop owner, technical trainer and executive with the Automotive Service Association. He is an Accredited Automotive Manager (AAM) and has been a member of the Automotive Management Institute (AMI) faculty since 2002.

 

 

Automotive & Welding Section Chair:
John Wakeham, Tyler Junior College