Commitment to Training Helps Techs Stay Current

Commitment To TrainingEver feel a bit overwhelmed by how fast automotive technology is moving? It’s a challenge to keep up and staying current requires a lifetime of learning.

There are many resources to help. Mitchell 1 is proud to be a sponsor of the “Commitment to Training” program hosted by Automechanika Chicago and Motor Age. Throughout 2016 they are offering a number of valuable training opportunities for professional automotive technicians. Some are offered in person and some are online webinars, but all of them are FREE.

In addition to training events, they also have established training groups for networking and a ton of great resources to help techs stay on top of the latest trends.

Check out all the details on the Commitment to Training website, and here are a few that are coming up fast in May:

Improve Business & Technical Skills

May 14, 2016 – Training Event
Washtenaw Community College, Ann Arbor, MI

This one-day event brings together some of the nation’s top trainers to help Shop Owners/Managers and Technicians improve their business and technical skills. In partnership with Washtenaw Community College, this event is a special opportunity for professionals to network and learn at NO COST thanks to the support of manufacturer sponsors.



Pete Meier is one of the instructors for the upcoming Battery/Starting/Charging System Testing webinar

Learn New Battery/Starting/Charging System Testing Techniques

May 21, 2016 at 6 p.m. Eastern Webinar

Now is your chance to improve your knowledge of the battery and charging system on today’s vehicles and learn testing you can use right away to help your customers. After all, a vehicle that won’t start is one of the fastest ways your customers’ days can be ruined. This free webinar is your ticket to assisting your customers on these problems.

Watch and learn from experts Pete Meier (Director of Training, Motor Age) and Jerry “G” Truglia (president, Technicians Service Training), as they teach you a variety of methods for battery and charging system testing as well as educate you on the common causes of premature battery and alternator failures. Starting with a simple DVOM test and moving up to capacitance testing and DSO testing, you will walk away with the actual tests you can perform in your shop.


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Gary Hixson

Gary Hixson is a Sr. Market Manager at Mitchell 1, and is responsible for product and market management of the Repair Information product line. Most recently he managed the release of ProDemand™, the industry-leading repair, diagnostic and maintenance information system.