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Students: How to Stay the Course

Jaded in school? Collision advisory board cautions students to finish training & certs before joining the workforce. AUTOBODY SOURCE STAFF The Rundown Advisory boards leverage a unique partnership between local collision shops, trade associations, schools & colleges, and State departments of education & labor to blend real-world needs with the educational process. Meetings are usually […]

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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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