Eric Showalter

Technical Instructor
Collision Repair
Transportation Division
5724 SW Huntoon St.
Topeka, KS 66604
Degrees & Certifications
EPA 6H Rule Certified
BASF Paint Certified
AMI-Accredited Auto Mngr Certi
I-CAR Welding, 3 Areas
ASE-Master Auto Technician
Structural Analysis & Repair
ASE-Non-Structural Analysis &
ASE-Paint & Refinishing
Damage Analysis & Estimating
OSHA - 10 General Industry
I-CAR Platinum 4 Categories
Work Experience
  • 1991 – 2003-Owner/Manager of Mirror Image, inc.
  • 2003 – 2004-Asst. Traffic Supervisor for SN CO Public Works
  • 2004 – Present-Instructor for Washburn Tech
  • 2009 – Present-I-Car Instructor/Weld Test Administrator
Special Interests
  • Auto Racing
  • Outdoors
  • Community Service
Why Do You Teach Tech Ed?

I am a strong advocate for Tech Ed.  There is a lot of need out there for hands on technicians and not every student is college material.  I enjoy working with students who have strong hand skills that might otherwise fall through the cracks if it weren’t for technical education.  I thoroughly enjoy my trade and worked in the industry for several years before entering the instructional side.  Because of my years in this business, I have a lot of contacts both locally and regionally which gives me “an in” with many individuals in the position to hire the students we are preparing to enter the workforce.

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