About WrenchWay Schools Week

To recognize the hard work and important role educators play in helping solve the technician shortage, WrenchWay is excited to announce the first annual WrenchWay Schools Week. 

The purpose of WrenchWay Schools Week is to highlight and celebrate all the great things schools are doing to help students find success in technician careers and beyond. In today’s environment, educators are challenged more than ever to provide top-notch education and training to those who want to pursue a career in shops and dealerships as technicians. This week will not only acknowledge the efforts of these dedicated professionals, but also help attract prospective talent to the automotive, diesel, and collision industries. 

Join us for a roundtable discussion, check out a demo of WrenchWay’s newest free tool for schools, or post a shoutout to an amazing instructor on LinkedIn—Whatever you do, take a moment to celebrate schools!


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Agenda

Tuesday, February 22nd

Welcome

Join us for the official kick-off of the first annual WrenchWay Schools Week! We’ll be kicking off the week with a live demo of our brand new free tool for schools called Top Schools. We’ll also be doing a giveaway to a few lucky attendees, so be sure to attend live for a chance to win!

Presenters: 
  • Jay Goninen, Co-Founder & President, WrenchWay
  • Mark Wilson, Co-Founder & CEO, WrenchWay



09:00 - 09:30 EST

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WrenchWay Schools Week

February 22-25, 2022

Wednesday, February 23rd

04:00 - 05:00 EST

Student Roundtable — The Path to Becoming a Technician

Join us as students from various programs across the country sit down to talk about their journeys to becoming technicians. We will be discussing why they chose their program, what they enjoy most about the industry, the influence industry has in their program, and what they’ll be looking for in a shop after graduation.

Moderator: Jay Goninen, Co-Founder & President, WrenchWay

Panelists:

  • Jacob Santiago, Austin Community College
  • Cinthia Pool, Contra Costa College

04:00 - 05:00 EST

Instructor Roundtable — Recruiting & Supporting New Instructors


Great instructors are hard to come by, and the first few years on the job are arguably the hardest. In this roundtable, we will be discussing how we can recruit more automotive, diesel, and collision instructors, what we can do to better support new instructors and what resources are available to them.

Moderator: Jay Goninen, Co-Founder & President, WrenchWay

Panelists:

  • Laura Garcia, Automotive Instructor for GM ASEP, WANADA, and Global Automotive Department Program Head, Alexandria Campus
  • Tracey Hicks, Automotive Instructor, Frederick County Career and Technology Center
  • Brian Hawn, Automotive Instructor, McFarland High School
  • Dan Klecker, State Education Director, Wisconsin Automobile & Truck Dealers Association

Thursday, February 24th

04:00 - 04:30 EST

Shop Interview — Diesel Specialties

Learn how Diesel Specialties works with students in their shop.

Presenters: 
  • Sara Kerwin, Director of Marketing, WrenchWay
  • Andy Girres, Owner & President, Diesel Specialties



Shop Interview — Lifetime Transmissions

Learn how Lifetime Transmissions works with students in their shop.

Presenters: 
  • Sara Kerwin, Director of Marketing, WrenchWay
  • Tiffany Scherado, CFO, Lifetime Transmissions



09:00 - 09:30 EST

Shop Interview — Onyx Automotive

Learn how Onyx Automotive works with students in their shop.

Presenters: 
  • Sara Kerwin, Director of Marketing, WrenchWay
  • Rob Ramsey, Service Director, Onyx Automotive



09:00 - 09:30 EST