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COVID-19 Pandemic Highlights Value of Transportation Techs

The COVID-19 pandemic has shattered many preconceived notions about careers and technology, says the TechForce Foundation.

Sherwin-Williams, Larsen Motorsports Name Scholarship Winner

Sherwin-Williams and Larsen Motorsports have named the first recipient of the Blazing Trails Scholarship Fund, a 501(c)3) created to address the technician shortage.

How the Department of Labor Helps You Hire Veterans

The organization is committed to working with employers like you – those who know that hiring veterans is not only the right thing to do, but it’s good for business.

AutoNation Launches National Campaign to Recruit Skilled Service Technicians

AutoNation announced that it plans to recruit and hire more than 500 service technicians to fill positions in its service and collision centers.

Tech Shortage Basics: Auditing Your Tech Friendliness

A study, “Transportation Technician Supply Report,” shows that there were 8,566 total postsecondary completions for collision in 2011 versus 5,791 in 2016, with a new entrant demand of 17,200 technicians compared to supply of 5,791 completions in 2016.

Collision Repair Education Foundation to Host Career Fair During Denver Auto Show

The Collision Repair Education Foundation (CREF) has announced that it will be hosting a two-day career fair March 29-30 in collaboration with the Colorado Automobile Dealers Association (CADA).

S/P2 Careers Database Surpasses 50,000 Resumes of Student Techs Looking for Entry-Level Work

S/P2 Careers ( has reached another important milestone as it has surpassed 50,000 resumes in its S/P2 Careers system.

S/P2 Careers Reaches Milestone with 40,000 Automotive Resumes

S/P2 Careers announced it surpassed 40,000 resumes in its S/P2 database, which is fueled by students looking for full-time, part-time and internship opportunities as entry-level automotive technicians.

TechForce Foundation Launches New ‘Because I’m a Tech’ Campaign

The campaign is designed to educate teens and parents that there’s more than one road to success – that a technical education and career is a viable pathway to a rewarding future.

Looking for Auto Body Techs? Get Involved with Your Local Vo-Tech School

Rather than try and steal techs from a competing shop (the model for any brand-new collision location), turn mechanics into body techs or train the local HVAC technicians to fix cars instead of furnaces, go where the interest in collision repair already exists.

These Gift-Giving Opportunities for Body Shops Will Help Schools Train the Next Generation of Collision Technicians

If you’re wondering what your shop can do to bridge the skills gap, the Collision Repair Education Foundation has two ways you can make an immediate impact.

Scanning, Tech Shortage Among Topics Discussed at NASTF Meeting

The National Automotive Service Task Force (NASTF) covered a wide range of topics at its Spring 2017 General Meeting in New Orleans.