A Career As An Automotive Technician (JTJS52010)

Jack Tomlin is a keen car enthusiast so the opportunity to go behind the scenes at a large Toyota dealership in Porirua and learn more about some of the latest developments in the automotive industry is perfect for him. Today’s hybrid cars are a different beast to others on the road and Jack is going to find out what makes them tick.

Alongside mentor, apprentice Zack Dredge, Jack soon learns about some of the skills that could see him succeed in this career. Firstly, an aptitude for both mechanics and technology is valuable because computer diagnostics is just one aspect of continuing advancement within the automotive industry.

Good communication skills are also an advantage because talking to people about the problems they’re having with their vehicle is all part of the job.

With its mix of hands on work, problem solving and ever changing technology to keep up with, Jack is pretty sure after everything he’s seen, an automotive career has all the challenges that could make it just the job for him.

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