I am an ASE Certified Master Technician that has retired and and gotten a part time job. I drive a light duty service truck for a AAA contractor in Virginia. One of the biggest problems I run into is women who have no idea about their cars but really want to learn! Back in the late 60s and early 70s Chrysler had a program called "Women on Wheels" which I taught once a week. I would like to find a lesson plan that I could implement in this area. I have not been able to locate anything on this subject. I have a location (American Legion Post 320, Spotsylvania, Va.), ability and desire to do this but no lesson plan. I do not want to make this a professional course, just basics. Any help you could give me would be appreciated!
This is what my business does...teaches women basic maintenance. Take a look at my website for some ideas. I don't really have a lesson plan. I've been doing this for many years and I just sat down and figured out what the best things would be to teach.
My classes run 2 hours and it's hands-on. I try to keep the class to 15-20 women so that everyone gets to "touch" the vehicle. I too am a certified tech and have been in the business for over 20 years. Good luck.
〉 Answered on Jan 17th, 2011 by Lori Johnson, Owner and Instructor at Ladies Start Your Engines