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.
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.
The tool was designed to improve shop efficiency and communication, and the formalization of processes. Mechanics Marketplace helps facilitate loans of tools and equipment, the buying and selling of parts and supplies, and more.
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.