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News   August 1, 2018   by Allan Janssen

AAPEX session to address career paths for auto technicians

An education session for automotive service professionals at the Automotive Aftermarket Parts Exhibition (AAPEX) in Las Vegas this fall will focus on building rewarding careers for technicians.

The Service Professionals General Session at AAPEX 2018 will discuss how to build rewarding careers for automotive technicians and ensure they have the skills to repair vehicles equipped with new technology, regardless of where they are employed in the automotive aftermarket. AAPEX represents the $740 billion global automotive aftermarket industry and will take place Oct. 30 through Nov. 1, at the Sands Exposition Center in Las Vegas.

The session, which will be led by the National Automotive Service Task Force (NASTF), will help identify career paths for current and future technicians and how students, parents, instructors and shop owners all play a role in career development. It will look at establishing a curriculum to ensure that technicians are uniformly trained and certified for their milestones of achievement, and ultimately, that they choose to stay in the automotive aftermarket industry.

Panelists will include Donny Seyfer, executive officer and shop owner, NASTF; Chris Chesney, senior director of customer training for the Carquest Technical Institute; and Kyle Holt, president of S/P2.

Podcaster Carm Capriotto, host of Remarkable Results, will moderate the general session, which will take place Nov. 1, from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. (PDT), at the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas.

The Service Professionals General Session is part of the comprehensive AAPEXedu program at this year’s event. The general session and all AAPEXedu sessions are included in the AAPEX online registration fee.

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