Originally Posted by sunsprit
Do you see any correlation between those techs that can't pass the tests and their abilities/productivity in the shop? Is it possible that these guys aren't all that good? or are they simply incapable of taking tests?
Do you see any correlation between those techs that do pass the tests and their shop performance and income? Are these they guys that are always curious, always learning, always excited about new information/skills and putting that to work?
Good techs ... with or without those certificates ... are hard to find.
Short answer: Yes.
The techs without their a.s.e certification are extremely lazy and don't enjoy reading at all.
The techs with their a.s.e certification enjoy reading, learning and are extremely hardworking.
The techs without the a.s.e certification are reckless, (speeding tickets, modding cars etc. etc.) and non chalant about responsibilities.
Some of them are not too serious about their job either.