Lynn Austin has sought to form a local system that sets students up for apprenticeships. Here he details his tips for forming that local network and motivating students in your area to embrace careers as technicians.
Don’t stay stagnant—take on a new challenge. An employee may have an idea that you’ve never thought of, or a book may have tips for something that you’ve always wanted to try but have struggled finding the means to do.
Tradition. Legacy. Responsibility.
Two shops shift their respective focuses to a new generation of operators—young, educated and motivated professionals tasked with carrying on the familial sensibilities that put their businesses in the top tier of high-performing independent shops.