Category: Technician Shortage

Solving the Auto Industry’s Technician Shortage

August 20th, 2018 by

How It’s Happening Since 2013, the automotive industry has seen a severe shortage of auto technicians. Although the shortage has been on-going, it’s become a lot more prevalent. The biggest concern has been the introduction of new technicians into the industry. Although the technicians have been moving from business to business, it hasn’t collectively contributed

Collective Action is the Answer

June 20th, 2018 by

Collective Action is the Answer The tech shortage is an industry problem that has to be solved by the industry as a whole.   Contributed by Greg Settle   If you have been around the transportation industry for any length of time, the phrase “technician shortage” has to be a familiar one. Other than a

Your Guide to Apprenticeships

April 3rd, 2018 by

This article originally appeared on April 3, 2018 in Ratchet+Wrench; written by Travis Bean.   As Sarah Price and Cindy Weinberg take their turns at the podium, they address the store managers, the mentors, the company’s CEO in attendance. Oh, and we can’t forget the most important guests: the employees who have just graduated from Virginia Tire

75,900 Auto Technicians Needed

November 6th, 2017 by

Previously, BLS projections showed an average annual new entrant demand of 23,720 auto technicians for the 2014-2024 period. TechForce’s report has revised that number to show demand for 75,900 for the 2016-2026 decade. The demand for collision and diesel technicians is similar. The newly projected BLS average annual new entrant demand of 28,300 diesel technicians