In the past, students who are nontraditional learners have faced challenges in typical school environments. But in recent years, many more opportunities have become available to these students. One such opportunity is trade school, which allows them to gain skills needed in diverse fields including transportation, tech, healthcare, hospitality, and culinary arts.
Vocational programs also tend to match the learning styles of students with dyslexia, ADHD, high-functioning Asperger’s, ADD, and auditory processing challenges. These learners have a 23 percent higher completion rate in trade schools than traditional four-year colleges.
The age of the driverless vehicle is upon us. Auto dealers, trucking companies, and tech powerhouses have all thrown their hats in the ring. Established brands such as Cadillac, Mercedes-Benz, and Daimler AG live alongside upstarts such as Google, Cruise, Apple, Waymo, Tesla, and Uber.
Today’s auto techs are as much IT specialists as hands-on repair people. This should not come as a surprise, considering the average car rolling off the assembly line runs on as many as 100 million lines of code, and the Ford F-150 pickup boasts a whopping 150 million!
A successful automotive technology professional needs skills that go beyond identifying the cause of a ping, thump, or ticking noise under the hood. In addition to technical mastery, a skillful auto expert has the ability to accurately analyze the situation and be up on the latest tech that makes cars go, all the while putting the customer at ease.
Here are four skills that an automotive tech should have at the ready.