George Arrants

George is currently the Director of Training & Recruitment for the Wheel Time Network, which includes the Wheel Time University (WTU) that provides on-line assessments, training, and ASE test preparation for WheelTime member technicians and fleets that may not have their own training program. WTU has designed instructor lead courses to support and enhance the online training. As part of the recruitment component of the position, he is developing a program to assist the members’ 200+ locations to fill their workforce needs.

As an Automotive Education Consultant, specializing in NATEF/ASE Accreditation, he Works with instructors and administrators to develop partnership with local business and industry through the programs advisory committees.

Also, working with ASE, NATEF & AYES to develop and implement an initiative for the medium/heavy truck industry to partner industry and education and open opportunities for student internships across the country similar to what is already in place in the automotive industry.

George also chairs the Technology and Maintenance Council TMC Suptertech Competition from the beginning in 2005 and the Future Technicians Skills Competition. This competition provides recognition and awards for Technicians and their companies from across the country to showcase their skills and abilities. In 2015, he was awarded the Council’s highest honor — The Silver Spark Plug.

George is a former high school and community college automotive technology instructor.

While working for a tool manufacturer, he co-authored an instruction manual for schools that simplified the industry accreditation process approved by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF). He was selected to serve on NATEF’s board of trustees and was tool company’s liaison to Automotive Youth Educational Systems (AYES).

He has been a guest of the government of Oman, where he evaluated the countries automotive programs and made recommendations to the countries Senior officials including the Minister of Man Power.

He also worked closely with U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration, where he led the automotive strategic development team that advised the agency’s “High Growth Job Training Initiative”. He was also selected by the agency to help improve the curriculum and training facilities of the nationwide Job Corps programs in automotive services. He was a key stakeholder in federal automotive services grants designed to increase training capacity and raise career awareness for youth and other untapped pools of labor.

He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Business Management and Marketing from Carthage College in Kenosha, Wisconsin. He holds ASE certifications in Automotive & Medium/Heavy Duty Truck, Parts Specialist (Truck & Auto) and Service Consultant.

He and his wife, Mary (Saint Mary) live in Lake Jackson, TX. They have 5 children, 1 girl & 4 boys (2 are twins) and have been married for 32 years. Of the 5, the only child in the auto industry is their daughter.