ASE Announces Apprenticeship Pilot Program
Oct. 20, 2021—The ASE Education Foundation has announced a new apprenticeship pilot program.
Intended for high school and college automotive students, the apprenticeship pilot program puts students to work in an actual repair shop while still in school and pairs them with a trained mentor who follows a structured development plan for the student.
The program was created to address the skills gap by allowing students to learn the workplace culture, build competence and increase productivity before graduation.
“In light of the trends we’re seeing when it comes to recruiting and retention within the industry, we really appreciate the opportunity to present our apprenticeship pilot program to the ATMC conference attendees,” Mike Coley, ASE Education Foundation president, said in a statement. “We had some productive discussions and received feedback and ideas that will assist us as we develop and implement programs that help prepare the next generation of the automotive service workforce.”