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First Day of School: When a Collision Program Expands

As autobody training programs disappear across the country, an Arizona tech school tripled its same-course enrollment. Its instructor shares his perspective on what’s working. AUTOBODY SOURCE STAFF This April, we highlighted one of several bodyshops promoting enrollment in Honolulu Community College’s Auto Body Repair and Painting program, in our Summer 2021 issue. The college ultimately

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The Game Plan Series: How to Recruit More New Hires

SEMA took to Facebook to address the automotive technician shortage with a time-tested game plan for collision shops and schools to follow. AUTOBODY SOURCE STAFF On a SEMA Facebook Live chat this March, 30-year automotive aftermarket veteran and ASE Education Foundation educator Donna Wagner gave timely industry insights and advice for automotive program instructors, trainees,

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TechForce Report Reveals Demand for Vehicle Technicians Continues to Outpace Supply by Nearly 3 to 1

Overall Gap in Supply and Demand of Transportation Technicians Continues to Grow Despite Slight Uptick in Diesel Certifications Phoenix, Ariz – August 31, 2020 – TechForce Foundation® has released its 2020 Transportation Technician Supply & Demand Report, that reveals the transportation technician shortage continues to worsen. The 2020 Technician Supply & Demand Report supplements the

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Try Blended Learning: Online Career Training for the Collision Industry

With collision repair positions expected to grow by more than 30,000 around the country by 2024*, it’s an excellent field to enter as a professional, skilled technician.  Collision repair’s combination of hands-on STEM skills and artistic expression gives you the perfect chance to blend your technical expertise and creativity.  The new Blended Learning programs at Lincoln

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Share your story: “Because I’m a Tech” 2020 (Aug 24-Sep 11)

Join TechForce Foundation and partners this month (Aug 24-Sep 11) for the 2020 “Because I’m a Tech…” campaign, which invites techs to share their stories and accomplishments as transportation technicians. Employers are also invited to showcase their workforce and join in reminding the public that our country depends on its techs, now more than ever.

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