Hans Reimer – Program Coordinator, Automotive Service Technician

Hans Reimer – Program Coordinator, Automotive Service Technician


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{Graphic: Hans Reimer, Program Coordinator, Automotive Service Technician}
{Graphic: How long have you been in the automotive industry?}
I started here back in 1988. Before that
I was actually an automotive apprentice
starting way back in 1975.
{Graphic: What ignited your passion to get a career in the automotive world?}
My neighbor, across the back alleyway, had a racecar.
It was a 67 Corvette Pro Stock Dragster.
And with a car that was that cool in
our neighborhood, you can imagine how it drew the kids towards that. I guess from
playing in the sandbox, to checking out
race cars, that what fueled the passion and
that’s the kind of passion that we need for our apprentices as well.
{Graphic: What advice do you have for newcomers to the industry?}
Do anything it takes to set yourself apart.
Technicians today need to adapt.
While the automotive industry and technology
has changed and continues to evolve,
taking on a task that they’ve never
tried before, those are the experiences
that help you to grow.
{Graphic: What can future students expect from your program?}
What we do here at
the college is just plant the seed to
help future automotive technicians learn
how to learn. Because in the future with
these technologies they’re the ones that
have to diagnose them, repair them to
take on that challenge
{Graphic: What is the best part about your job?}
I’m proud of being the coordinator of
the automotive service apprenticeship
programs. Seeing those young people grow over the two three years that I’m
exposed to them. And watch them mature
into the fine people that they become
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