Is there a right or wrong way to learn? Most of us grow up with our formal education in the classroom. Some people get a lot out of that environment while others struggle to stay involved in the conversation. Online training has become more formalized in a recent years and certainly has its advantages, while on-the-job training has advantages and disadvantages. The way each individual learns best is their right method of training, but through years of mechanic training evolution, has one method stood out as the best? Let’s explore the main three training methods that are used to teach future and present mechanics. As instructors, we’re trained and take the task very seriously, to find out what the best learning style is for each student and tailor their training regimen to them. It’s important that the student understands how he or she learns best, too. There are three main ways that adults learn, which all stem from how they learned as children. People learn visually, auditorily or kinesthetically. Auditory Auditory learners receive information best by listening. They get a lot out of lectures and audio-based instruction. Auditory learners are often able to interpret the underlying meanings of speech through listening to the tone of voice, pitch, speed and other nuances. Classroom settings are a great place for an auditory person to absorb a lot of information.