If “how to find diesel technicians” is in your Google history, you’re not alone. Conservative estimates put the shortage at 20,000 technicians today. A white paper from a respected leasing company says that the industry will need 140,000 technicians within the next three years. Schools in the U.S. are producing less than 5,000 graduates.
In April 2019, Diesel Laptops and American Diesel Training Centers (ADTC) announced their strategic partnership to address the shortage of diesel technicians. Their first project is a webinar to raise awareness about and offer solutions to the shortage.
This live webinar, hosted by Tyler Robertson and Tim Spurlock, will take place on July 10th, 2019 at 2pm EST. They’ll be talking about what has led to this massive shortage of diesel technicians and what we can do to fix it. Topics such as alternatives to traditional technical school, methods to help increase employee retention, and how to use technology to ensure your techs are current with the needs of the market place, and more will all be covered.
About the Presenters
Tyler Robertson is the founder and CEO of Diesel Laptops, the industry leader in providing diagnostic products, services, and repair information to the commercial truck, construction, agriculture, off-highway, marine, and automotive markets. With over 15 years of experience working at commercial truck dealerships and IT background, Tyler has created a unique company that provides a variety of solutions to repair facilities across North America.
Tim Spurlock founded American Diesel Training Centers in 2017 using an innovative model of 300 hours of hands on training supported by cutting edge learning technology and curriculum. In 16 months ADTC has become one of the top 10 producers of diesel mechanics in the United States. Its graduates work for more than 80 companies including every OEM dealer. More than 50% of ADTC students receive full tuition scholarships. Many receive paid training.
MORE RESOURCES TO FIND DIESEL TECHNICIANS
Diesel Laptops Training
Diesel Laptops offers in-class training opportunities in addition to webinars. Classes range from OEM software training to basic electricity training.
Powerstroke class at ADTC
American Diesel Training Centers will be hosting a Ford Powerstroke Diesel Training Seminar in Columbus, Ohio in July.
American Diesel Training Center Locations
ADTC uses an innovative sharing model where it partners with shops, dealers, and fleets to deploy its recruiting and training system. This provides independent shops with a new income stream by monetizing their existing resources and facilities. For dealers and fleets who need large quantities of technicians, partnering with ADTC gives them the ability to recruit, train and “grow their own” technicians, saving millions of dollars in lost revenue due to mechanic openings. ADTC currently has 15 locations either launched or in development to launch by July.