Articles Tagged with ''technician shortage''

Innovate: Grow Your Own Technicians

Frank Leutz, president of Desert Car Care in Chandler, Ariz., joins Ratchet+Wrench Radio to discuss the importance of growing your own talent through an apprenticeship program, and how you can successfully attract young talent to your shop.
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NASTF Discusses Tech Shortage

During a press conference held at AAPEX 2017, Greg Settle, director of national initiatives for the TechForce Foundation, presented on a featured session titled "The Road to Great Technicians." In a video shown by Settle, today's vehicle has more technology than the first space shuttle, echoing that fast-changing industry in which these kids can be a part of.
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TechForce Releases Report Analyzing Tech Shortage

Based on an analysis of the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ (BLS) data, TechForce found that the estimated demand for “new entrant” technicians is much higher than previously reported. For the period between 2016 and 2026, that demand is more than triple the prior BLS estimates for the period between 2014 and 2024.
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Moran Family of Brands Launches Future Auto Tech Internship Program

Moran Family of Brands, one of the larger franchises of general automotive repair, transmission repair and auto accessories, is launching its inaugural "Future Auto Tech" internship program. Moran’s internship programs will give high school and vocational school students first-hand experience in learning about the automotive repair industry.
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Inside NASTF’s Plan for Overcoming the Technician Shortage

In light of his recent retirement announcement, Skip Potter spoke with Ratchet+Wrench about the next step for NASTF, which is currently searching for a new director that will take on the organization’s mission to ensure independents have the information, training and tools needed to properly diagnose and repair today's technologically advanced vehicles.


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