Harry Wong
Oct 2017
Vol 14 No 3

Auto Shop: Way More than Grease Monkeys
By Sarah Powley

"We do our homework in the garage." That's the tag line on my colleague's business card.Auto shop group with car on lift SMALL He's an Automotive Service Instructor, of course, and an ASE Master Technician.

The course Rob Jakes teaches-Automotive Service Technology-is the second in a two-year program that can culminate for high school seniors in acceptance into a vocational college or an immediate job in the local work force. "I have students in the automotive repair departments of dealerships all over town," Mr. Jakes told me, "and some students are already at Subaru-Isuzu." Many of his students attend Lincoln Tech, the University of Northwestern Ohio, and Ivy Tech, to name a few post-secondary schools near our community.

The day I visited his class, Mr. Jakes' students were working on the wheel assembly on a faculty member's car. I watched and took pictures, tried to follow the language when I couldn't get close enough to the action: ball joint, brake pad, piston, fuel injector, torque wrench, axle. The students handled the language and the machinery with ease....

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