We would like to extend a big thank you to Jack Crawley at Fisk Automotive for hosting a recent shop visit for our class of automotive technician students. Shop visits provide our students with the opportunity to meet industry professionals and to get a feel for what it is like to be in a real working shop.
“Most shops are not like that,” said our students, impressed with the layout of Fisk’s newly designed shop. Many of them commented on everything from the elements of the green movement, evident in recycled plastic bottles for the wall and recycled blue jeans in the insulation, to the sheer amount of time and energy that had to be gathered to obtain all of the equipment lining the entire shop.
Instructor Rick Powell told us that students had the opportunity to see and understand the importance of maintaining organizational skills in a large shop like this one. Computer software ranged from inventory systems for parts ordering to work order processing when customers bring vehicles in for work.
For most of our students, this was the first time they were able to learn about shop business beyond the act of vehicle repair itself. One student stated that he was impressed by the “flow and organization, down to the area they keep the vehicle keys.”
“I think we were all in awe and couldn’t really think of anything to say or ask,” a student explained.
Thanks again to Jack Crawley and Fisk Automotive for having us! The experience has shown itself as invaluable to the class and your continued contributions make a difference in the education our students receive.
820 West Commonwealth Ave.
Fullerton, CA 92832