Leland shares his story about being an auto technician. He explains that he works on all sorts of vehicles from diesels to hybrids, and what a typical day looks like for him. His career path started by going to a vocational college that provided the courses and connections he needed. His goal is to work for Porsche, because that's his favorite car brand. Leland's advice to you is to choose a career that you want to do for life because "...you have to have fun while you work."
Automotive service technicians and mechanics, often called service technicians or service techs, inspect, maintain, and repair cars and light trucks.
Long-term on-the-job training
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requires all technicians who buy or work with refrigerants to be licensed in proper refrigerant handling. Formal test preparation is not required, but many trade schools, unions, and employer associations offer training programs designed for the EPA exam.
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