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Inside this month:

Reverse Job Fair Brings Employers to Students
A look at how a program in Michigan invites employers to come to their school to meet potential employees, and showcases their students’ skills.


The Battle of the Motors—Induction vs. DC Brushless
A detailed look at both types of motors, and the benefits each has.

The Value of Continuing Education in Automotive Refinishing
Skilled paint technicians are in need, and once employed, need to keep up-to-date with their
training to stay on top of trends in the industry.

Automotive Scholarship Opportunities
Several options for your students to get extra money for continuing education.

Teaching Basic Electricity—Visually
Using automotive bulbs and included hand-outs, students are sure to understand circuits.

Ultrasonic Cleaner Revs Up Learning for Automotive Students
Using an ultrasonic cleaner in your shop makes the dull task of cleaning parts fast and easy, and gives students more time for learning.

Diesel Exhaust Aftertreatment Maintenance
Performing maintenance using the manufacturers’ service recommendations will help ensure trouble-free driving.

Re-energize Your Teaching by Attending Conferences
Conferences give opportunities to learn new things, meet fellow teachers, swap ideas, and get excited about the classroom.


The Upside, and the Downside, of Working ‘As Fast as You Want and as Slow as You Need’
The Manchester School of Technology gives its students opportunities to combine various competencies into projects that they will find engaging, while removing traditional time constraints.

You Teach—Why Do Students Not Learn?
Traditional teaching methods are not always the most effective ways to get students to retain what you teach them. Allowing for hands-on, or discovery, can make the lessons stick.

Special Feature—Teacher Training

Excellent options for continuing education to keep your skills and knowledge up to date.

Special Feature—Product Spotlight
A selection of excellent products to make your teaching efforts more effective.

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