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This is out of the nearly 750,000 automotive service technicians and mechanics employed in the occupation. Now some training programs are trying to see if there’s an opportunity to propel more women into the auto repair field.
Jacqueline Nanney, a senior at Maplewood High School in Nashville, Tennessee, is one of three young women participating in the Bridgestone-sponsored Maplewood High School automotive training program. She said she’s motivated to show that women are strong enough to be mechanics.
“You don’t see a lot of women working on cars physically. This is why I picked it,” Nanney said. “Some people have their own opinion on why some women shouldn’t work on cars.”
Chuck Bowles, a region manager at Bridgestone automotive company, said while it’s been challenging to recruit more women into the industry, becoming a mechanic is an opportunity for them to earn good money — especially if they have families.
On average, he said, entry-level workers at Bridgestone can start at about $15 per hour. On the high end, he said, employees can bring in $100,000 annually. This is on top of accumulating paid leave, maternity time and vacation days.
But still, even for the women who do work in the auto field, many aren’t working on cars.
“If you look around the dealerships, you’ll see women, but you’ll see them doing the service writing part,” said TJ Williams, Maplewood’s auto instructor. “There are occasions where you’ll see a few women actually in the shop doing work.”
Williams, who’s been a mechanic for 40 years, said she hopes the training program will help change that.
@giuseppesgarage idea for opening a shop and launching his platform was inspired by kids his own age. "It was all his idea," his mom Rachel says. "He said "Mommy, I go on YouTube and there's nothing for me to watch, just little kids opening toys. There's nothing about cars. Can I do a YouTube channel?", and that's how it started."
Way to go, Jabre! This 12-year-old started his own car-detailing business. Here's what @blackenterprise had to say in a recent write-up:
"Jabre Dutton is the owner of Jabre's Car Cleaning Service, servicing locals in his community. Dutton was able to start the business after earning $20 from cleaning a family friend's car. With his mother Sabrina Dutton's encouragement, he slowly began to build his business, creating flyers and handing them out to residents around the neighborhood to gain new clients. Now, Jabre says he has a steady business flow and enjoys hearing his customers rave reviews on his services."
"My favorite part about doing this job is getting my customers' reactions out of it," Dutton said in an interview with Germantown InfoHub. "When it's done, when you look at it, they look so happy. I get really excited because they're excited." Dutton often shares their reactions and positive affirmations on his Instagram page."
"Dutton's mom says running a business has given him many valuable lessons, including how to be more financially responsible and the inner workings of running a successful operation. "So it's kind of like slowly trying to get him into understanding money and responsibility," she said. "So with every car, I tell them a percentage goes to savings, a percentage goes into his pockets, and another percentage goes to his supplies."
"Dutton went on to say he plans on use some of his savings to get an iPhone as he prepares for school. "I never had an iPhone and I've always wanted a phone."
"He continued: "But when my mom taught me about financial savings I was like, I should be really considerate about our money. So the money that I keep is going to be raised for that iPhone and the money in my savings before anything else."