Shop Talk

 SHOP TALK: Meet Your Future Technicians

Engage with Your Future Workforce

There is no short supply of conversation when it comes to the shortage of qualified technicians. This Shop Talk, we're taking the conversation to the heart of the matter and inviting high school students and their automotive instructors to lead the discussion. Learn why students chose to pursue a career as an automotive technicinan, how to better engage with students and high schools, challenges facing high school automotive programs, and more!

NEW! Engage with High School Counselors 
Breakfast discussion added to agenda

Part of addressing the shortage of automotive technicians is changing the perceptions of students parents, teachers, and counselors who have an outdated image of the career. Let's change those perceptions! MADA SPCC is hosting a special breakfast for members and high school counselors to meet and discuss the importance and opportunities for a career as an automotive technician. 

The event agenda includes:

  • NEW! Project Car Student Presentations

  • SPCC Panel Discussion

  • Dealer-Student Speed Networking

  • NEW! High School Counselor Breakfast and Discussion  



Shop Talk events are brought to you by MADA's Service, Parts, & Collision Council (SPCC).
These events are complimentary to SPCC members.
To learn more about the benefits of becoming a member, visit



Friday, December 6, 2019
High School Counselor Breakfast
8:00 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. 
Shop Talk Student Program
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Hyatt Regency Bloomington- Minneapolis
3200 East 81st Street
Bloomington, MN 55425


MADA SPCC Members: 

Non MADA SPCC Members:

(Learn more about the benefits of SPCC membership at!) 

Alice Morse