EXTEND PERFORMANCE is receiving positive notoriety for its training initiative, Technician.Academy, and the people who fuel it. Richard Young, their Director of Aftermarket Content and Programs, now serves on the Automotive Advisory Boards at two colleges: IVY Tech Community College—Southwest, in Evansville, Indiana; and Frontier Community College of Fairfield, Illinois. Shawn Collins, Founder & CEO of EXTEND GROUP, notes, “As our Technician.Academy training leader, and an ASE Certified Master Technician, Richard is an excellent resource for both college advisory boards. He’s well-known for his training programs, videos, and is highly-respected among automotive technicians.”

Both colleges were looking for new ideas and input on the importance of educating tomorrow’s technicians and the value they bring to the industry. A great resource for education is Technician.Academy, personalized onsite and online training for automotive technicians of today and tomorrow. Onsite education takes place at colleges, WDs, automotive events, and in-bay at professional garages.

Technician.Academy recently provided fuel systems training at Owensboro Community & Technical College led by Young. “I am extremely passionate about this industry and enjoy being able to bring that passion for training to tomorrows technicians. Training is the only way we can continue to improve and it truly is a blessing to be able to impress the students with that belief!” said Young. Technician.Academy is currently scheduling training dates for 2017.