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Posted: Friday, February 24, 2006 10:46 pm | Updated: 5:08 pm, Fri Oct 7, 2011.

Job title: Education Director, Motorcycle Mechanics Institute (MMI)

Education: Bachelor’s of science degree in business management, University of Phoenix

What are your main duties?

“I touch all areas of the Motorcycle Mechanics Institute Phoenix Education Department – from delivering top-quality education for students to providing quality services for each training course. I also manage operational expense budgets and ensure a safe work environment for instructors. In addition to my education responsibilities, I also develop and maintain excellent working relationships with key leaders of the motorcycle industry.”

What do you like best?

“The most rewarding part of my job is helping students succeed in fulfilling their dreams of being a successful Motorcycle Technician.”

What skills/education are needed to enter your field?

- Strong communication skills

- Flexibility

- Caring disposition

- College and/or experience in related field

- Passion for the motorcycle industry

Any advice for job seekers?

“Good candidates demonstrate a positive attitude, display a strong work ethic and are passionate about their job and industry.”

Describe a memorable job experience “

It happens every six weeks during graduation. It warms my heart to see the sheer enthusiasm and pure joy graduates have when their name is called to come up to the stage to receive their graduation notice.”

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