VVC automotive teacher named 'Instructor of the Year' by national institute - Chevy SSR Forum
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 01-10-2017, 01:08 PM Thread Starter
Lifetime Supporting Member
Administrator's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 1,170

VVC automotive teacher named 'Instructor of the Year' by national institute

a little late but better than never

VVC automotive teacher named 'Instructor of the Year' by national institute

CHARLOTTE, NC - With 27 years of service at Victor Valley College and a long list of automotive certifications under his belt, instructor Dan Rowland recently received a national award recognizing him as an "Instructor of the Year."

Rowland, who teaches a variety of automotive courses at VVC, was flown out to Charlotte, North Carolina, last week to receive the award from the National Institute for Automotive Service (ASE) and Gates Corporation.

To qualify, Rowland had to be a registered Gates "Tools for Schools" member and have taken at least one ASE test in the last 12 months.

"Rowland bested thousands of ASE technicians who competed for top honors within this category," Gates Corporation officials said in a news release. "He's always enjoyed working on cars, getting his start by working on his and his friends' vehicles. Eventually this hobby turned into a career. Rowland enjoys the feeling of a job done right and having a satisfied customer express their appreciation."

Rowland said he was shocked to win such a prestigious award and said the experience has been "very humbling."

As a technician of 36 years, Rowland first served in the U.S. Navy from 1973 to 1980 as a missile technician. Since serving as an instructor at VVC, beginning in 1989, he has continued to collect certifications through ASE in various skills.

"I do it to show my students you don't have to be an Einstein to understand what's going on," Rowland said. "You have to know the basics, but it isn't rocket science ... I enjoy teaching and bringing the information to students that don't know anything about cars, like those I get right out of high school."

VVC Automotive Department Chair Lee Bennett said that the best way to describe Rowland is that he's "very passionate" about replicating the working environment of the automotive industry for his students.

"He has really embraced the coach's mentality of, 'However you practice is how you'll compete,'" Bennett said. "He teaches his students not just, 'This is how you fix a car,' but 'This is how to be a good employee.'"
LINK: VVC automotive teacher named 'Instructor of the Year' by national institute - News - VVdailypress.com - Victorville, CA

congrats to our very own @autodan
check out his page here: autodan
Administrator is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 01-12-2017, 04:59 PM
SSR Pit Crew
Lifetime Supporting Member
Jerry's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Posts: 779

04 SSR With 5300 Vortech Single Turbo, Stock 4L80E
Congratulations on your award!
Jerry is offline  
post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 01-12-2017, 06:36 PM
SSR Pit Crew
Lifetime Supporting Member
River Run's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 690

I posted this on 11/27...

Congrats again Dan...see ya soon
Randi (artsmart)
River Run is offline  
Sponsored Links

  Chevy SSR Forum > SSRFanatic News & Polls > SSRFanatic News

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Chevy SSR Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome