GRAPEVINE, Texas — Automotive Parts Services Group (The Group) has developed a coaching program through its Group Training Academy to help technicians improve their diagnostic skills.
"The Group Training Academy's (TGTA) new coaching program is a great way for service techs to enhance their skills as well as learn more about topics they might not have much experience with," CEO Larry Pavey said.
"The TGTA coaching program is also an educational opportunity that shop owners can leverage to help their current employees expand their knowledge and expertise."
The TGTA technician coaching program sessions include an online assessment and six group sessions that are held weekly online.
The courses are taught by ASE Master Certified instructors and are designed to improve technician diagnostic problem-solving skills and technical aptitude. There are weekly assignments and a test will be administered at the end of the course. A certificate will be provided for successful completion of the course.
Future session topics include: electrical systems, brakes, engine repair, steering and suspension, engine performance, drivetrain, hybrid/electric vehicles and heating/air conditioning.
The Group was created as a joint venture of auto parts suppliers Federated Auto Parts and the Pronto Automotive Distribution Network.