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Mentors at Work Seeking ‘Mentor of the Year’ Nominations


Mentors at Work is seeking nominations from the collision repair industry for consideration for the “Mentor of the Year” award. This award will be presented to a journeyman technician, currently working in a shop, who has shown exceptional skill in teaching and training new technicians for his or her employer. The award will be presented at this year’s NACE during the Collision Industry Achievement Awards.

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Nomination forms may be requested from Mentors at Work either by calling (949) 272-3830 or via e-mail at [email protected] Nominations are due Sept. 19.

“Journeymen techs who mentor new hires in shops across this country are playing an ever-increasingly crucial role in developing the workforce of tomorrow,” said Mark Claypool, vice president of operation for VeriFacts.  

“This dedication and the above and beyond the normal call of duty efforts deserve everyone’s appreciation,” he added. “Technicians who effectively mentor others have a direct, positive impact on our industry’s long-term ability to fix cars right and in a timely manner.”


According to Claypool, the things the judges will be looking for when reviewing nominations are:

  • What makes the nominee stand out as a trainer compared to other talented techs in the shop?  

  • What do apprentices who have been working with the nominee say about them?  

  • What communications skills and teaching skills does the nominee use to train others?  

  • What has the nominee done to teach new hires about the world of work beyond just the technical skills?

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