Hometown: Colorado Springs, Colo.
Representing the United States at WorldSkills in Automobile Technology
WorldSkills competitor Ian Gregor says the upcoming 2022 Automobile Technology competition will allow him to “demonstrate how committed the United States is to creating world class tradespeople.” Gregor has competed at the state and national levels in the SkillsUSA Championships and was named the high school national silver medalist in Automobile Service Technology in 2018. The graduate of Doherty High school (Colo.) and current Pikes Peak Community College student is working to complete an associate degree in Automobile Service while training for WorldSkills 2022 with his expert, Mike Elder, and with the support of his instructors Brad Wheaton and John Brenton.
This talented technician has a short-term goal to work in the automotive industry as he continues to expand his knowledge. His long-term career goal is to be an independent shop owner. He appreciates the coaching and mentoring he will receive as he prepares for international competition in Auto Technology and says he is most excited about “being faced with and solving new challenges not normally found in everyday work.”
Gregor’s advice to other aspiring auto technicians is to know and use your digital volt/ohm meter (DVOM), the number one tool for diagnosing anything related to electrical. He says, “Know your DVOM, love your DVOM and use your DVOM!”