Jerry “G” Truglia has been a noted educator, trainer, author, shop owner and technician for many years and it has been my pleasure to work with him on a variety of projects, including the quarterly webinars that we do with the not-for-profit group he is president of, TST (Technicians Service Training). In fact, it was the existence of TST that led me to him when I first joined the magazine back in 2010 as the new technical editor.
|G. Jerry Truglia|
He, like many others I have had the good fortune of meeting since then, has a passion for giving back to the industry. He has a personal drive to help technicians of all skill levels achieve that next level of competency. That drive, that passion, is one factor that led to his founding of TST – an organization dedicated to helping technicians get the professional level training they need at a cost they can afford. Having been one of those technicians that could use all the help they could get, I was eager to learn more about him and from him.
And that’s why I’m writing about him today. To let you know that you, too, can learn from a master by attending any one of the multiple sessions he is presenting at NACE Automechanika 2017 in Chicago, July 26-29.
On Thursday, July 27, Truglia will be sharing his skills as a successful technician and shop owner in his class, “Reprogramming with J2534.” His shop in New York caters to all major brands and includes a heavy mix of German imports. His customer base also includes area shop and collision centers that often rely on his expertise to solve issues that they find themselves faced with. One is the art of reprogramming with a J2534 device when you don’t own the factory-specific scan tool. He’s learned all the ins and outs, often through hard experience, and attending the class will help you avoid what could be costly mistakes.
Want to register for Reprogramming with J2534? Click here and enter code ATSG2017 to register for free!
In the morning on Friday, July 28 (and again in the afternoon on Saturday, July 29), Truglia will present one of his newest training programs, “Critical Thinking Diagnostic Strategies.” This class will not only streamline and improve your diagnostic process, it will also help with the nervousness and uncertainty we all face when trying to solve an issue on a new system we are not that familiar with.
Register for Critical Thinking Diagnostic Strategies by clicking here. Enter code ATSG2017 to register for free.
In the afternoon on Friday, July 28, G. breaks from the main line and offers a more specialized session entitled “Hybrid Vehicle DTCs.” Truglia has extensive hybrid experience, and actually owns a Chevy Volt (his second) in addition to servicing the needs of his hybrid customers. Want to know what the more common problems are and how to solve them AND gain an understanding of hybrid vehicle systems in the process? Than be sure to include this class in your “to do” list!
Register for Hybrid Vehicle DTCs by clicking here. Enter code ATIF2017 to register for free.
No matter what sessions you choose, I can promise you will not regret the time you spend with this instructor. All that’s left for you to do now is register!