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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.

Publisher’s Perspective: It’s a Whole New Year, but the Elephant is Still There!

As we tackle the shortage of skilled technicians, we need to extol the virtues of the collision repair industry instead of focusing on its challenges.

ASA Survey: Tech Shortage, Insurance Rates Continue to be Nagging Issues for Body Shops

Some 47 percent of collision repairers pointed to the lack of skilled repair technicians as their most pressing challenge in 2016.

Publisher’s Perspective: Auto Body Tech Shortage Follow-up

There are 250 million vehicles out there, and they’re not going to fix themselves. There’s a future here. Let’s get out and support organizations that promote our industry.

Where Have All the Auto Body Technicians Gone Part 2

The traditional ways of getting technicians are not keeping up with the demand of today’s shops. What do we as an industry need to do to draw young people into this trade? Part 2 of a 2-part series.

New Program in Buffalo, N.Y., Boosts Interest in Field of Collision Repair

As a result of a new collaboration, eight students in collision repair programs at Erie 1 BOCES got their start making money in the business as part of a new paid pre-apprenticeship program this summer.