Delphi and Tomorrow’s Technician Magazine Help Make the Vehicle Electronics Revolution a Reality for Washington Automotive Students -

Delphi and Tomorrow’s Technician Magazine Help Make the Vehicle Electronics Revolution a Reality for Washington Automotive Students

Delphi awards service tools to "Pop Quiz" winners in Walla Walla, WA.

automotive technology students at walla walla community college (wwcc)  listen to beth skove, publisher of tomorrow’s technician, discuss opportunities in the automotive service and repair industry.WALLA WALLA, WADelphi and Babcox Publication’s Tomorrow’s Technician magazine are providing Automotive Repair Technology students in Washington with tools that will help them prepare for the future of the automotive aftermarket.

The Tomorrow’s Technician staff selected a class at Walla Walla Community
College (WWCC)
in Walla Walla, WA, as the winner of the magazine’s monthly pop quiz, a Delphi sponsored activity.

Delphi awarded the class with its Universal Reflash Tool, which helps technicians identify needed software updates on vehicle computer systems and applies those updates to help satisfy the demands of vehicle owners, and RepairPoint, which offers a variety of Web-based applications and information designed to enhance an entire shop’s operation.

Representatives from Delphi and Babcox were at the school to present a plaque and the tools to the class on January 21.

myron burman, representing delphi product and service solutions, provides an overview of advances in automotive technology diagnostics at wwcc. wwcc was the winner of the 2008/09 delphi-sponsored tomorrow’s technician pop quiz contest.“It’s incredibly important, especially now, that we support the future of the
aftermarket industry,” said Beth Skove, publisher of Tomorrow’s Technician magazine.

“As consumers demand more high-tech features in their vehicles, we will need technicians who are prepared to stay in step with the most complex automotive technology.”

During 2008, Delphi sponsored the monthly pop quiz answers in Tomorrow’s Technician, testing readers’ knowledge on service parts and systems. The class of three instructors — Jim Haun, Mike Adams and Tom Prest — and 23 students at WWCC was randomly selected from registered participants to win tools and equipment from Delphi’s line of workshop solutions and productivity tools.

on hand for the presentation of the 2008/09 delphi-sponsored tomorrow’s technician pop quiz contest winning school were mindy stevens, wwcc interim vp, wwcc instructors tom prest, mike adams and jim haun, beth skove, publisher of tomorrow’s technician and myron burman, representing delphi product and service solutions.Haun thanked Delphi for providing his school the high-tech diagnostic equipment and other gifts.
“Reflashing is something every new technician is going to need to learn and understand,” Haun said. “We will get a lot of use out of this tool.”

“Delphi is committed to education in the aftermarket, and providing this award gives these students additional real-world experience,” said Dave Barbeau, vice president, independent aftermarket, Delphi Product & Service Solutions. “By reaching out to classes like this one, we help ensure that future shop owners and technicians are successful in their goals to service the cars of the future.”

Aimed at reaching the next generation of automotive service professionals, Tomorrow’s Technician is designed for a target audience of automotive students, delivering technical information about servicing today’s vehicles; assisting educators with a “real world” supplement to classroom assignments; and reinforcing the students’ decisions to see a career in the automotive industry.

automotive technology students at walla walla community college. WWCC provides a high-quality education, training for technical careers, and classes
to upgrade job skills or for personal enrichment. WWCC’s Automotive Repair Technology program provides intensive technical instruction in all mechanical aspects of automotive mechanical repair through a combination of classroom instruction and hands-on applications in a working automotive repair shop.

The auto program’s newest project is participation as one of 10 Washington entities in newly converted Toyota Prius plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV’s) — as part of the Plug-In Center PHEV Pilot Project.

“Although this is only a pilot program,” lead instructor Haun noted, “our students will have the experience of participating in another expanding automotive field and have a jump on the competition when it comes to applying for a job.” 

The hands-on work lab for the automotive technology department at WWCC will get plenty of use from the Universal Reflash Tool and RepairPoint program courtesy of Delphi Product and Service Solutions.WWCC’s automotive technology program is certified by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) and is led by Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) master certified instructors.
For more information about WWCC, visit www.wwcc.edu.

For more information about Delphi and its subsidiaries, visit www.delphi.com.

You May Also Like

NPW Welcomes Automotive Installers Warehouse to Its Network

Automotive Installers Warehouse has been an NPW customer since 2013 and has merged with NPW as part of its ongoing expansion.

National Auto Parts Warehouse Companies (NPW) has added Automotive Installers Warehouse (AIW) into its network. The company said AIW, a loyal NPW customer since 2013, has merged with NPW as part of its ongoing expansion endeavors.

Under the leadership of owner Omar Mesa, AIW has consistently provided service and expertise to its clientele. Mesa has transitioned to NPW with the merger, bringing his experience and industry knowledge to the team, NPW said.

Valvoline Ushers in New Era of Environmental Stewardship

Valvoline is providing solutions for ICE vehicles to be as clean and long-living as possible to benefit the environment of today and tomorrow.

Lumileds Debuts New Philips Automotive Lighting Website

The site features an entirely new design that brings together the full breadth of the Philips portfolio of automotive lighting and accessories in North America.

MANN+HUMMEL NA Aftermarket Shows Right to Repair Support

Representatives from MANN+HUMMEL’s North American aftermarket brands recently visited Capitol Hill to express their support for H.R. 906.

Auto-Wares Group Wins TCED Super Bowl Contest

As part of the grand prize, Auto-Wares winners will be accompanied by TCED President Elise Rozon.

Other Posts

Valvoline Global to Debut Ad During Super Bowl Pre-Game

The company will showcase its Restore & Protect motor oil in a 30-second ad before Super Bowl LVIII.

Chevron Introduces New Rykon Formula to Grease Product Line

The new calcium sulfonate complex-based grease is designed for heavy-duty and extreme pressure applications.

Valvoline Inc. Opens Its 1000th Franchise Location

The addition of the 1000th franchise location brings the total number of system-wide stores to nearly 1,900 retail locations.

Standard Motor Products Expands Emission Control Program

SMP’s program features more than 3,500 parts, including EVAP, EGR and positive crankcase ventilation products.