I am Doug Mueller and I own Techelp. I started this company in 1992 and went full time in 1997. Prior to my starting Techelp I had done some teaching for community colleges and some companies like Snap-on. While the teaching was rewarding I found that for the most part it was not very effective in training technicians to repair and diagnosis the cars of today. Proof was that the graduates of the training institutions did not have the ability to step in and repair cars. The graduates needed to be retrained.
I advised that this was the case and change needed to occur but was told that this is the way it is done and that was the end of the story. I then decided to start Techelp and my main training program which allows techs to learn and then practice the things they learn has proven to work and I have turned out a large number of quality technicians in the Bay area. This training is what I call my long term program.
I also teach the required smog classes that a technicians need to qualify to take the state smog test.
Yours, Doug Mueller