Putting a young tech on a career path, according to Search Auto Parts.
One of the most consistent and pervasive challenges facing repair shop owners and service managers is keeping their shops fully staffed with technicians who are up to date on their training and capable of working on late model vehicles. Finding a technician at all can be a challenge in many parts of the country, but finding capable, productive, quality technicians in many cases is a near impossibility.
The reasons for this are many and varied, but big factors in all of this are our lack of a game plan in training and recruiting as well as negative perceptions of the industry. If we do not put automotive repair out there as a viable career option early, making training opportunities highly visible, attractive and available to young people graduating from high school today, we might find ourselves in an ever tightening staffing crunch that will begin to impact our business and our ability to compete or even survive. Come to think of it, this kind of sounds like where we are today.