Episode Description

Automotive programs need more support than ever if we want to improve the technician shortage.

Scott Norman, Professor and Automotive Coordinator at Pittsburg State University, joins us to discuss how building relationships with industry and alumni networks is key to running successful automotive programs.

(01:15) – Guest Background
(4:53) – The Evolving Automotive Industry & Its Effects on Automotive Education
(13:47) – Building & Maintaining Relationships with Industry
(19:04) – How to Engage & Leverage Your Alumni Network to Grow Your Program
(26:10) – Ways Shops Can Help Schools
(36:36) – Running Productive Advisory Committee Meetings
(51:54) – Attracting More Students to Automotive Programs

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Show Notes


About Our Host:

Jay Goninen
Co-Founder & President, WrenchWay
jayg@wrenchway.com | 608.716.2122

About Our Guest:

Scott Norman
Professor and Automotive Coordinator, Pittsburg State University

About Our Sponsor:

Sonic Tools’ direct distribution model offers affordable prices, without sacrificing quality and service. Their goal is to increase the efficiency of every technician with equipment solutions and Sonic Foam System that organizes quality tools in ways that award every technician with the opportunity to excel. Visit sonictoolsusa.com to learn more.

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