In his inaugural podcast with Ratchet+Wrench, Frank Leutz, owner of Desert Car Care of Chandler, and co-host Susie Wong, tackle the tech shortage and discuss the techniques that have worked for them as well as areas that they’ve struggled with.
Valued at more than $6,000, the annual scholarship gives two individuals the opportunity to participate in one of the most highly regarded leadership development programs available to the auto care industry’s next generation of leaders.
The initiative encourages more men and women to pursue viable careers in the skilled trades by partnering with technical training schools and offering scholarships, tuition reimbursement, creating apprenticeship and internship programs, job placement and continuing education opportunities.
Angelle Vanderwarf, senior and cheerleader at Beecher High School in Beecher, Ill., is a leader in the automotive technology program at the Kankakee Area Career Center. Her leadership has led to several career offers, and she was named a finalist in a national contest.
Icahn Automotive today unveiled renovated classrooms and hallways at Lincoln Technical Institute’s (Lincoln Tech) Philadelphia campus in an effort to invest in and support promising future automotive technicians.
The trap most shop owners fall into is they hire people for what they know, and they end up firing them for who they are. Want to avoid a similar trap? Personality assessments can be an effective tool during the hiring process.
Greg Sagodic teaches the two-year automotive technology program at the Allegan County Area Technical and Education Center and said he has had his students work on the community’s cars for the last decade.
TechForce Foundation has released a new report that reveals the growing severity of the vehicle technician supply shortage, and that the supply of postsecondary auto graduates decreased by 1,829 completions in 2016 from 2012.