Hello, I am NACAT board member Edward Martin. I am just about to begin my 12th year of teaching Automotive Repair at Pickens Technical College in Aurora Colorado.
I am an ASE Master technician with additional certifications in MLR, Light Duty Diesel, and Advanced Engine Performance. I am also a Ford Senior Master technician, and I have 37 years of experience in the auto repair field. I also currently serve as the Pathway Chair for transportation department at my college. I have spent the lion’s share of my career working in Ford dealerships in both the Lincoln Nebraska area and in Denver Colorado.
My transition into teaching was fairly seamless as I was always teaching an apprentice while in the Ford dealership role. I decided to formalize my role as a teacher because of the satisfaction I felt when my apprentices would leave my bay and make it on their own in the shop. Teaching is by far the most rewarding part of my long career and I hope to continue this for many years to come.