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GM Honors Automotive Techs on National Skilled Trades Day

General Motors Customer Care and Aftersales is recognizing the vital role that the more than 40,000 skilled auto technicians across GM dealerships bring to the GM owner experience.

ASCEF Awards 2020 Scholarships to 33 Students

The ASCEF announced that the Board of Trustees awarded 36 scholarships to 33 students for a total of $18,250.

Anest Iwata Joins Blazing Trails Scholarship Program

The Blazing Trails Scholarship Fund is a 501(c)3) addressing the talent shortage facing the collision repair industry by providing financial aid to prospective automotive technicians.

The Tech Shortage: Understanding Young People’s Career Choices

WIN and BodyShop Business partnered on an exclusive, first-of-its-kind survey to try to get to the root of young people’s feelings about a career in collision.

Manufacturing Industry Helps Tech Students During COVID-19

The newly formed CTE Coalition has created the website “Keep CTE Moving” where instructors and students can access much needed resources to keep their training going.

BASF’s Support Strengthens Automotive Refinish Program

BASF has announced that the automotive refinish training facility at Guilford Technical Community College (GTCC) in Greensboro, N.C., has continued to be a preferred venue for industry-related educational courses and events held throughout the year.

Arrowhead Insurance and S/P2 Join Forces to Help Shops Find Technicians

S/P2 and Arrowhead General Insurance Agency, Inc. are launching a new online portal to help Arrowhead’s customers find the technician candidates they need.

TechForce Foundation Announces 2019 FutureTechs Rock Awards Winners

The TechForce Foundation announced that Jonathon Miranda, an automotive student at Ohio Technical College in Cleveland, Ohio, was named the 2019 FutureTechs Rock Awards grand-prize winner.

Wisconsin Auto Body Shop Celebrates 50 years

Dean’s Auto Body of Sheboygan, Wis., is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, according to the Sheboygan Press.

Hey Kid, Try a Career in the Automotive Industry!

My son told me he wasn’t so sure about majoring in industrial engineering anymore. Instead, he said he was thinking about something more automotive-related. And that’s when the light came on in my head.

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.

The Perfect Storm of Technology, Materials and Tech Shortage

A perfect storm of changing automobile technology, new materials and a shortage of experienced, quality-minded technicians is brewing.