Tim McCluskey is an instructor in the GM Automotive Service Educational Program (ASEP). Tim started teaching at DCTC in 1989 in what was then called the Automobile Mechanics program. In 1996, he became a GM ASEP instructor.
In addition to a B.A. from Metropolitan State University, Tim has a diploma in auto mechanics from St. Paul College and an A.A.S. degree in auto technology from DCTC.
Tim's industry experience includes working from 1977 until 1983 as an automotive technician at Royal Oldsmobile in St. Paul. From 1983 until 1989, he worked as a technician at Long Cadillac in Roseville.
Tim is a GM World Class Technician, one of only 1,489 nationwide. He is also an Automotive Service Excellence Master Certified Technician and an ASE Alternate Fuels Certified Technician.
As an authority on General Motors vehicles, Tim has edited GM automatic transmission and brake books.
Tim's teaching philosophy focuses on becoming a mentor to his students. "I teach them how to learn," he says, "not just follow my curriculum."
The best part of Tim's job as a DCTC instructor is helping his students find their futures.
His hobbies and interests include fishing, auto restoration and serving as a technical advisor to the Riviera Owners Association.