TechForce Launches Survey to Gain Insight Into Entry-Level Technician Needs

May 9, 2024
The Techs Talk survey seeks to gain insight into entry-level technicians’ experiences and priorities. 

TechForce Foundation has launched a survey to better understand the needs of younger technicians, according to a press release.

The Techs Talk survey is open for anyone within their first two years of employment as a technician, as well as high school and post-secondary students studying automotive, aviation, collision, diesel, restoration, welding, and similar programs.

Conducted by TechForce Foundation in partnership with Endeavor Business Intelligence, the survey seeks to gain insight into entry-level technicians’ experiences and priorities. 

According to TechForce Foundation CEO Jennifer Maher, obstacles for young techs trying to enter the industry are often cited as the cost of training and tools, not finding the compensation they need, poor work/life balance, and stigmas.

“Most technician surveys in the marketplace today are heavily skewed by responses from GenX and Boomers. TechForce Foundation wants to specifically gather insights from GenZ future techs and new working techs within their first two years of employment,” told Maher. “This gives us better data in building the workforce going forward, and knowledge to address the crippling technician shortage.”

Those interested in taking the survey may do so here.

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