ABRA Auto Body & Glass has announced the grand opening of its new state-of-the-art Career Development Academy.
The academy is located in Eagan, Minn., and will provide in-depth, hands-on training to the next generation of auto body repair technicians.
Students arrived on campus for the first day of classes in the ABRA SpringBoard Apprentice Technician program, a paid, five-week training program. Upon successful completion of the program, students will continue their apprenticeships through immediate employment in an ABRA repair center.
The company received an overwhelming number of applications for its first ABRA SpringBoard class, making the selection process both difficult and rewarding, according to ABRA. ABRA’s President and CEO, Duane Rouse, said, “We are delighted to welcome these extremely talented and bright individuals to our program. These students are the future of our industry and we are pleased they have chosen to launch their career with ABRA.”
This is the first of many planned programs at the Career Development Academy. ABRA’s Chief People Officer, David Kuhl, said the company intends to offer additional ABRA SpringBoard Apprentice Technician programs along with many other learning opportunities for new and existing team members. “Our company is founded on a culture of honesty, integrity, developing talent and building teamwork. ABRA’s new Career Development Academy presents another tremendous opportunity to do just that. I am humbled by the outpouring of support we’ve received from the community, our business partners, and prospective students over the last several months as we prepared for today’s opening.”
Anyone interested in beginning a career with ABRA can contact the ABRA Career Development Academy at (763) 585-6362. Students can also apply online at abracda.com.