Service King recently celebrated its latest apprentice development graduating class.
The group included 42 apprentice technicians who completed the 52-week hands-on training program hosted inside Service King locations across the country.
The 2017 graduating class is comprised of technicians from nine different states across the United States, as the program continues to grow exponentially, according to Richardson, Texas-based Service King.
“This is a very proud moment for all of our graduating apprentices,” said Tyra Bremer, Service King vice president of talent development. “The entire Service King family is immensely proud of the hard work, dedication and commitment all 42 technicians displayed throughout the program. We are certainly eager to welcome them to the next stage of their careers.”
The Apprentice Development Program, launched in 2015, continues Service King’s commitment to training and investing in the next generation of skilled automotive technicians as the industry’s demand for skilled labor continues to increase. The program has graduated more than 100 certified technicians into the workforce, and plans to more than double in size next year, according to Service King.
Aspiring auto body technicians interested in Service King’s Apprentice Development Program can visit ServiceKing.com/careers to learn more and apply for an upcoming program in their local area. The program aims to attract top talent from recognized technical schools across the country.
“Service King’s unique apprentice program provides an unrivaled experience for auto body technicians to receive dedicated instruction from experienced technicians from the industry’s most trusted brand,” the company explained. “All programs are hosted locally inside Service King locations and capped at a maximum instructor to student ratio of 4:1 providing maximum engagement.”
Apprentices also receive a full tool set valued at more than $6,000 upon completion of the program.