Workforce Development Archives - BodyShop Business
In Search of a Good Technician

All too often, an owner’s solution to low production is to hire more people. However, if the shop is not properly organized for production, more employees will only add to the confusion and adversely affect your income.

Nashville I-CAR Committee, CREF Award Full Scholarship to Student

The Nashville I-CAR committee and the Collision Repair Education Foundation (CREF) came together to award a lucky collision student, Zac Stephens, with a full scholarship.

Finding Good Employees for Your Auto Body Shop

One of the biggest complaints I hear from my body shop clients is that good employees are hard to find. So, what can you do?

Service King Graduates 37 Apprentice Technicians

The graduation celebrations took place at Service King locations in seven different states across the U.S. as the organization continues its commitment to training and developing the next generation of skilled workers.

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Moppert Brothers Offers Refugee Opportunity

Good techs are hard to find. So when a woman came to the Moppert Brothers auto body shop in Morton, Pa., to inquire about a job for a young refugee from Afghanistan, Harry Moppert Sr. decided to give the kid a chance.

3M, Collision Repair Education Foundation Launch 2018 ‘Hire Our Heroes’ Fundraiser

Since 2013, the 3M “Hire Our Heroes” program has generated more than $1 million that was used toward scholarships and tool grants for military veterans and their family members pursuing a career in the collision repair industry.

Spanesi Americas Sponsors Women’s Industry Network

“The Women’s Industry Network is an organization that provides tremendous opportunities for networking and professional growth,” said Timothy Morgan, COO and managing director of Spanesi Americas.

‘Pride in Your Ride’ Car Show Raises Money, Awareness for Madison College Collision Repair Program in Wisconsin

“The industry is begging for help,” instructor Aaron Stroot told WISC-TV News 3 in Madison.

‘Extremely Exciting Times’ for Auto Body Program at Greene County Career and Technology Center in Southwestern Pennsylvania

The program has upgraded its equipment and re-engaged with the local business community, and is considering expanding its body shop.

Collision Repair Program at Pennsylvania Vo-Tech School to Purchase New Paint Booth with State Grant Money

The Automotive Collision Repair Technology Program at the Greene County Career and Technology Center in Waynesburg, Pa., will be able to address one of its most pressing needs, thanks to a $200,000 state grant.

Service King’s ‘Mission 2 Hire’ Program Welcomes 400th Veteran

With the recent milestone, Service King said it remains ahead of its original goal to successfully recruit and hire 500 U.S. Armed Forces veterans and family members in five years.

SkillsUSA Ohio Encourages Businesses to Get Involved, Help the Organization Grow

SkillsUSA is a national membership association that serves students who are preparing for careers in various skilled trades and technical and service fields, including collision repair and refinishing.