AAPEX 2022 Announces On-Site Training of Repair Shop Headquarters

AAPEX 2022 has announced the range of technical and business management trainings of the repair shop headquarters for shop owners, service advisors and technicians.

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AAPEX relied on a panel of traders to select this year’s training. The panel reviewed more than 150 submissions and identified the training that would best equip service professionals with the skills needed to meet the challenges of today and tomorrow. Beginner, intermediate and advanced level training will be led by top trainers and speakers in the industry, including Mike Reynolds, Mobile Automotive Service Solutions; John Thornton, Autotrain, Inc.; Eric Ziegler, EZ Diagnostic Solutions; Greg Bunch, Transformers Institute; Bob Cushing, Advance Auto Parts; and Kim and Brian Walker, Shop Marketing Pros.

Technical training will include ADAS systems and calibrations, hybrid and EV case studies, CAN bus diagnostics, electrical diagnostics, modern induction systems and the use of current probes to diagnose drivability dilemmas, indicates the company.

Business management training will focus on a range of topics, including marketing strategies, inclusive hiring, employee onboarding and retention practices, the modern connected store, selling with confidence and creating a culture that employees will adopt, according to the company.

All sessions will take place in the training rooms at Repair Shop Headquarters, located on Level 1 of The Venetian Expo, and are accredited for the Automotive Aftermarket Professional and Master Automotive Aftermarket Professional designations.

Participants can register for training when registering for AAPEX at aapexshow.com/register or visit the training program sessions to register, the company says. The price per session is $50. AAPEX will take place Tuesday, November 1 through Thursday, November 3 at the Venetian Expo and Caesars Forum Conference Center in Las Vegas.

AAPEX introduced the repair shop headquarters in 2021 as a dedicated space on the show to meet the needs of maintenance and repair professionals. The area includes Joe’s Garage – a store built with 10 fully equipped bays for product and equipment demonstrations – and four training theaters for technical and business management sessions. A new Transmission Supplier section, as well as sections dedicated to Diagnostics/Telematics, Alternative Fuels, Tire Service, and Tools & Equipment, are also part of the Repair Shop Headquarters.

Daniel C. Williams