Service King Collision Repair Centers will welcome the next wave of apprentice technicians to its Apprentice Development Program this week. The 40 aspiring technicians are joining the program today at ceremonies across the country. Highlighting the day is a group of 11 apprentices set to take part in a Signing Day celebration in Houston at UTI’s campus.
“The entire Service King Family is thrilled to welcome the next class of talented technicians to the Apprentice Development Program,” said Jeff McFadden, Service King president. “We are driven and passionate about investing in the next generation of repair technicians. This week is another exciting step forward in the ongoing positive impact this program brings to both our technicians and the industry as a whole.”
Service King’s Apprentice Development Program launched in 2015 as a training initiative aimed at equipping recently graduated technicians for successful careers at Service King. The program provides young technicians with hands-on training with some of the industry’s most experienced technicians. Service King intentionally caps each 52-week class at four apprentices, all guided by a dedicated full-time supervisor in the form of an experienced Service King technician.
The immersive program aims to tackle the automotive industry’s declining population in skilled labor. In fact, between 2002-’14, the automotive repair and maintenance field has witnessed a 13 percent drop in total employment. Through additional in-depth training with passionate supervisors, Service King looks to alleviate that trend.
To learn more about Service King’s Apprentice Development Program and other career opportunities, visit the organization’s career page online. Service King operates more than 300 high-quality collision repair centers in 23 states across the U.S. The company is celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2016 and is consistently recognized as a “Best Place to Work.”