Automotive Ed. Tech
Name: Jerry Pelletier
Position: Educational Technician III, Automotive Technology
Mr. Pelletier has been working with students at Region 9 for the past thirteen years, and spent nineteen years prior to that working in the Automotive industry. He has earned his GM certification, has is Commercial Drivers License, as well as many certificates of completion by attending Automotive training classes. Mr. Pelletier shares his thoughts about the Automotive industry below:
What is your teaching philosophy? I feel I am here for the students' education. I enjoy working side by side with the students and helping them learn new skills. I struggled as a student myself, so I know where many students are coming from. My goal is to help each student reach their goals.
Please share your thoughts about the Automotive industry: The Automotive industry has changed over the years and will continue to change due to technology. The job potential for Automotive Technicians will always be needed due to the need for transportation. To be successful in the industry, students need to know and understand automobiles, as well as know the tools that are needed to repair autos. Students then must be able to take the proper steps needed to diagnose problems and communicate well with the customer.
What kind of curriculum can a student expect in the Automotive program? Students should expect to spend time reading the textbook and classroom participation, learning shop safety, and participating in live work in the shop. They will learn a general knowledge of automobiles, automotive repairs & diagnoses, and tools used for specific jobs.