Grant Hand is considered one of Australasia’s leading trainers in vehicle climate control systems.
He began his career as a mechanic in his own workshop, graduated to the TAFE system and became a senior lecturer, with 20 years experience. In recent years, Grant has operated his own business, Automotive Training Solutions, and is in demand in the resources sector, training technicians on heavy equipment air conditioning systems.
Grant has been chief training and technical adviser to VASA since its inception. With the input of a technical committee, Grant wrote the now famous RTP, the Registered Technicians Program for VASA, which has become the bible of the industry. He also drafted the first Code of Practice on VASAs behalf, and as a result of this work, he assured that VASA received due credit from the Australian Government for its part in the Codes preparation.
Grant has earned a special niche in this industry for having set a very high benchmark of all climate control training in Australasia. Many technicians have been to Grant Hand training sessions, not once, or twice, but many times. Occasionally some technicians complain that Grants training sometimes becomes so complex and scientific that it goes over their heads.
Grant scoffs at these comments because he believes his duty as a trainer is to push everyones knowledge boundaries. He genuinely wants technicians to be better than they are and he will continue to push their boundaries in the end, the technicians will thank him for it.