Eric the Car Guy is a Rosedale graduate who has gone on to become one of the top automotive YouTube channels! He currently has over 1.2 million subscribers and hundreds of videos on car repair. We’re proud to have him as a graduate and to see all his success!
Eric came back to visit Rosedale Technical College and created a series of videos documenting his time with us. Keep reading to learn more about his thoughts and experiences as a student in our automotive technology program!
ETCG Visits Rosedale Tech
“This video documents my trip back to where I got my automotive education, Rosedale Technical College in Pittsburgh PA. I have to say that it was probably the most life changing thing that I ever did, because since I left that school after getting my automotive education, my life has improved dramatically. As I said in the video, I’m not saying that you have to go to Rosedale to get your automotive education, but if you’re serious about getting into the automotive field I strongly suggest you find a school that’s right for you and get an education in the automotive arts before you get a job in the automotive field, without it I feel you won’t do as well and won’t be as effective as a technician.”
Marc Mullin Interview; Things you need to know about running your own shop
“Marc was probably one of the most interesting people that I met when I visited Rosedale, he teaches business management as well as some other stuff, he’s second generation at the shop his family owns and does a fair about of business due to their excellent reputation, if you’re considering getting into the automotive field I urge you to heed his words this man knows what he’s talking about.”
Diesel Interview with Brandon Danser and Rob Murphy
“It was really great getting to know the new location at Rosedale and the Diesel department was no exception, don’t get too used to it though because they have a whole new building just for diesel, see the video that I did on ETCG for that one.”
HVAC Interview with Wayne Walker
“Another addition to the Rosedale line up the HVAC program, this is an often overlooked profession I think but especially in this day and age I think HVAC and energy efficiency is going to be a great field to get into, I recommend you check out the classes in your area to see what they have to offer.”
“One of the big changes they made at Rosedale was the addition of more classes not just in automotive but also in electrical, so if you’re considering a career in the electrical fields and you live in the area I would suggest checking out their program, as I said in the video, ’Lou Levine is electricity’.”
“To say I enjoyed making this video would be something of an understatement, Paul Danner is a great teacher and he has some great diagnostic tools in his class that are a lot of fun to play with, watch us as we go through the process of diagnosing this Chevy pick up with a misfire, I think you’ll be surprised at what we find and how we find it.”
Interview and diagnostic video with Paul Danner, another YouTube influencer Scanner Danner
“Well here is the conclusion of my misfire video with ScannerDanner, I’ve read many of the comments to part 1 and I can say that most of you are dead wrong as to the cause of this misfire but with a combination of science and common sense we manage to figure it out.”
Interview and diagnostic video with Paul Danner
“Well as the title states this video is a summary of what I had intended to accomplish during ’Rosedale Week’, it’s also there to address some of the comments that I had received on some of the videos and I hope this helps clear the air a bit. Here are the links to the videos that I referred to in the video.”
Eric’s thoughts on the week and takeaway from his visit to Rosedale
Have you been thinking about going to trade school? Follow the path of Eric the Car Guy and enroll in our automotive technical training programs. We also offer programs in industrial technology, HVAC, welding, CDL and more. Contact us to speak with an admissions representative and learn about your program of interest!
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I have been around a lot of technical education environments over the years. Rosedale is unique in that they can offer the whole package—passionate staff, first-class facilities, and a top-notch education. They strive to continually improve in all areas which reflects in the quality of students they are putting out into the field. I would highly suggest if you are considering a technical education, to contact them, visit the school, and you will see first hand.
Rosedale Technical College offers the best education and training in the trades and automotive in Pennsylvania. Students learn from accomplished instructors, and employers know they are getting the top graduates in their fields. I know many proud parents of Rosedale Tech graduates. They really are producing the workforce that keeps our economy running.
I loved my experience at Rosedale and wouldn’t change anything. If you are looking to become a master tradesman or woman, then Rosedale is the school for you… Thank you Rosedale for the wonderful experience!
I’ve learned 2 trades here… automotive [technology] and welding. Both trades have had wonderful teachers, the staff is very friendly, and very well managed all around. I’m very grateful to have gone here, and they are very supportive of us veterans. I would most definitely recommend Rosedale as it was recommended to me.
Rosedale didn’t really… They didn’t do the numbers thing. Which is what I always… heard about tech schools, tech colleges. If you had issues at home, issues with babysitters, attendance… they’d move the world to accommodate what you needed. And give you every tool that you needed to be able to graduate and actually apply yourself in the real world. So they took me from a cook who was a part-time dishwasher, and I worked myself in the automotive field all the way up.
Just the Rosedale name changed my life. Because anytime I tell anybody that I graduated from Rosedale… every time… their whole perception changes… I never would have worked for Comcast if it weren’t for the Rosedale name… I truly know that… Rosedale’s given me life. Rosedale has given me the ability to succeed in life. And I thank them for that.
The employees here do everything they can to make sure you are ready to go out in the field… They will help you find a job. They will help you with your resume… I think the interview class here… it’s very valuable. They teach you how to sit down in a professional manner and talk to someone and highlight your skills… If you take that class and you do really well… you are going to have a great-paying job. And you’re going to have a bright future.
College or military, that’s what everyone was doing. That’s what we were told to do all through… school. When I came… to Rosedale, it was a different type of schooling. Because they are actually interested in what you’re learning… You’re not just being forced different subjects upon you. And once a week we are able to get hands-on… do projects out in the facility. Which really gave you a leg up when you went into interviews and they asked you ‘Now do you have any experience?