Management Success! Helps Launch New Women’s Board
Oct. 14, 2014—At the Management Success! Fall Convention, female automotive professionals from around the country launched WE CARE (Women’s Excellence, Careers in Auto Repair Equality), an advisory board that will work to raise awareness of the auto repair industry as a viable career path for young women as well as men.
The women of WE CARE serve as mentors and advisors for young people who may never have considered auto repair as a career path.
“The automotive industry offers numerous opportunities for young people, including women. Mechanics aren’t ‘grease monkeys’ anymore. They are akin to engineers or doctors in the skill level required to diagnose and repair the modern automobile,” Kate Jonasse, owner of K-Tech Automotive, said in a release. “The goal of WE CARE is to steer people toward the automotive repair industry as a viable career option, not only because there is a real need for qualified auto technicians in the U.S., but also because auto repair jobs are often lucrative, without requiring years of college and the debt that comes along with it.”