TurboTraining Bio - Bruce Amacker
When Bruce Amacker stands in front of a class, there is no doubt that he has, "Been there: done that."
In 1998, with a quarter century of medium-duty truck and automotive experience under his belt, he could see that new technology and computer controls were here to stay. Diesel had gone
He decided to rewrite the book on truck training, taking his classes on the road. The idea: let students learn through hands-on experience, working with their own tools on familiar vehicles. The emphasis: useful results. Give all students new, practical skills and time-saving tips.
As hands-on lead tech and owner of his own successful repair business, Bruce had learned that old training materials and teaching methods had become less useful--and more boring. He recognized the urgent need to engage techs in the learning process. Believing that those who "earn with their hands, learn with their hands," his creative approach has since helped thousands of technicians in more than 25 states, the Bahamas , and several provinces in Canada .
Bruce relates to technicians, and it shows. In 2007, he was named Educator of the Year by the North American Council of Automotive Teachers (NACAT). Mitchell 1 and NACAT recognized him as one of the nation’s top teachers. He has conducted seminars at national automotive conferences: CARS Las Vegas ; Vision KC in Kansas City ; Auto Value Bumper-to-Bumper in Michigan and Milwaukee ; and at Linder Technical Service Conferences in both Indianapolis and Toronto . He has participated in ASE test writing workshops in 2001, 2003, 2004, 2007, 2008 and 2009, and is an ASE Master Technician in both Automotive and Heavy Truck areas, with L1 and L2 certifications.
More Than Talking Heads and Slide Shows
Bruce cares so much about his classes that he personally writes and edits all course materials. Course content is carefully researched, and continually updated to keep it fresh and relevant. All students receive a color training manual, at no additional cost. And while the Turbo Training catalog is already packed with useful offerings, Bruce is always on the lookout for fresh materials about new tools and improved, time-saving techniques.
Sure, Bruce uses PowerPoint presentations; you can't beat them for some things. But serious students want more. That's why TurboTraining courses include many visual aids. Students see and handle real components, and interact with demonstration boards. In many classes, TurboTraining brings cutaway engines to you for a unique, hands-on experience.
The competition can't compare. They sure can't compete.
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