How understanding the 80/20 Rule and creative mentoring can make the shortage less threatening.
The Velocity Modern Classics’ program is in response to an ongoing shortage of skilled labor in the automotive industry.
Program components are planned for rollout as early as this year.
Through a two-year apprenticeship model, students receive real-world experience while earning their associate degree.
The goal is to help employers address shortages in skilled workers, while helping students position themselves to take well-paying jobs in long-term auto and diesel careers.
New report reveals demand for new technicians nearly doubled since 2020.
According to a recent Tire Review survey, 59% said it has been “extremely difficult” to find certified technicians.
Regional leaders at Universal Technical welcomed the Toyota-Lexus automotive technician training program to the Inland Empire.
WIN and BodyShop Business survey tries to get to the root of young people’s feelings about a career in collision.
Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes, Larsen Motorsports To Address Talent Shortage In Collision Repair With Scholarship Program
With the newly established Blazing Trails Scholarship Fund, Blazing Trails, a 501(c)3, will add a specific focus on automotive service and collision repair programs at the postsecondary level to its existing vocational and technical training in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).
The $41.8 million, 100,000-square-foot facility on the Scott Northern Wake Campus will enable the college to more than double the number of students in its automotive systems technology program (from 90 to 200) and add a new degree program in collision repair.
The company joins the growing industry-wide initiative to close the skills gap and fuel the next generation of technicians.