AAPEX has announced the schedule of technical and business management training to keep shop owners, service advisors and technicians ahead of the curve and prepared for the future.
Many of the industry’s top trainers have been selected to lead the training that will take place in Joe’s Garage, an entire floor of The Venetian Expo dedicated to meeting the needs of today’s service and repair professionals.
AAPEX will be held Tuesday, Oct. 31 through Thursday, Nov. 2, in Las Vegas.
Technical training topics include Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS) calibration, battery electric vehicle (BEV) and hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) services, electronification of the chassis, EVAP diagnostics, J2534 module programming, deciphering gas turbo driveability, and communication breakdown: communication issues, U codes and network diagnostics.
Business management topics include AI language ChatGPT, dealing with overwhelm, executing successful acquisitions, superior service advising, understanding Gen Z, and attracting, hiring and retaining employees.
Trainers will include Mike Reynolds, Mobile Automotive Service Solutions; Eric Ziegler, EZ Diagnostic Solutions Inc.; Greg Bunch, Transformers Institute; Jeremy O’Neal, Advisorfix; Richard Falco Jr., Diag on Demand, Trained by Techs and CTI; Rick White, 180BIZ; and Bill Haas and Sara Fraser, Haas Performance Consulting.
For the complete training schedule and speaker lineup, visit Joe’s Garage Training.
The Joe’s Garage training was selected by a panel of shop owners who reviewed more than 150 submissions and identified beginner, intermediate and advanced-level training that would best equip service professionals with the skills to meet the challenges and opportunities of today and tomorrow. The business management sessions are accredited toward the Automotive Aftermarket Professional (AAP) and Master Automotive Aftermarket Professional (MAAP) designations.
Service professionals may sign up for training when registering for AAPEX. Attendees who have already registered should log in to their registration and add the training. The fee per session is $50.
In addition to training, Joe’s Garage includes a one-of-a-kind, real-world shop built out on the show floor with 10 service bays with working lifts and running vehicles for hands-on learning and product and equipment demos.
AAPEX unites the more than $1.8 trillion global automotive aftermarket industry and historically draws approximately 2,500 exhibiting companies from around the globe that display innovative products, services and technologies that keep the world’s 1.5 billion vehicles on the road. AAPEX provides advanced technical and business management training for professionals to maintain excellence and take their businesses to the next level.
Industry buyers include automotive service and repair professionals, auto parts retailers, independent warehouse distributors, program groups, service chains, automotive dealers, fleet buyers and engine builders.