WALLA WALLA, Wash. Delphi and Babcox Publication’s Tomorrow’sTechnician magazine are providing automotive repair technology students in Washington with tools that will help them prepare for the future of the automotive aftermarket.
The Tomorrow’s Technician staff selected a class at Walla Walla Community College (WWCC) in Walla Walla, Wash., as the winner of the magazine’s monthly pop quiz, a Delphi sponsored activity. Delphi awarded the class with its Universal Reflash Tool, which helps technicians identify needed software updates on vehicle computer systems and applies those updates to help satisfy the demands of vehicle owners, and RepairPoint, which offers a variety of web-based applications and information designed to enhance an entire shop’s operation.
Representatives from Delphi and Babcox were at the school to present a plaque and the tools to the class.
“It’s incredibly important, especially now, that we support the future of the aftermarket industry,” said Beth Skove, publisher of Tomorrow’s Technician magazine. “As consumers demand more high-tech features in their vehicles, we will need technicians who are prepared to stay in step with the most complex automotive technology.”
During 2008, Delphi sponsored the monthly pop quiz answers in Tomorrow’s Technician, testing readers’ knowledge on service parts and systems. The class of three instructors and 23 students at WWCC was randomly selected from registered quiz participants to win tools and equipment from Delphi’s line of workshop solutions and productivity tools.
WWCC provides a high-quality education, training for technical careers and classes to upgrade job skills or for personal enrichment. WWCC’s Automotive Repair Technology program provides intensive technical instruction in all mechanical aspects of automotive mechanical repair through a combination of classroom instruction and hands-on applications in a working automotive repair shop. The program is certified by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) and is led by Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) master certified instructors.
“Delphi is committed to education in the aftermarket, and providing this award gives these students additional real-world experience,” said Dave Barbeau, vice president, independent aftermarket, Delphi Product & Service Solutions. “By reaching out to classes like this one, we help ensure that future shop owners and technicians are successful in their goals to service the cars of the future.”