Jarod Brown is an auto mechanics teacher at North Mecklenburg High School and a long-time personal friend of mine. He sold his interest in a popular auto and paint repair shop, Automotive International, and became a school teacher. It was sort of a calling. He has motivated a group of young students to learn a trade, which is what education is all about.
He invited me to speak to the group about motivation, service, and hospitality. The group had a grand time listening instead of working the wrenches. North Meck is a member of the National Automotive Technicians Training Program, and this is an outstanding service for students that have a mechanical aptitude.