Category: Technician Shortage

Tackling The Technician Shortage | Tire Business

February 4th, 2021 by

In this webinar Tire Business Reporter Kathy McCarron talks with Jennifer Maher of TechForce Foundation, and Dan Gilley of RLO Training about some of the initiatives underway to encourage young people to pursue an automotive service career and review ways tire dealers and auto repair shops can attract and retain qualified technicians.     The

Spark News | January 2021

January 28th, 2021 by

Topics in Spark News for January 2021: Available Scholarships | Be A Pathfinder Learning Style Quiz | SkillsUSA Outstanding CTE Educator Award | Scholarship Recipient Chasity overcomes obstacles. | Tire Business Live Stream webinar with Jen Maher | UTI consolidates Avondale & Phoenix campuses | ASE has a new website TechForce Foundation scholarships TechForce Foundation

TechForce releases 2020 Technician Supply & Demand Report

August 31st, 2020 by

TechForce Report Reveals Demand for Vehicle Technicians Continues to Outpace Supply by Nearly 3 to 1 Overall Gap in Supply and Demand of Transportation Technicians Continues to Grow Despite Slight Uptick in Diesel Certifications   SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — August 31, 2020 — TechForce Foundation® has released its 2020 Transportation Technician Supply & Demand Report, that

Your Guide to Apprenticeships

April 3rd, 2018 by

This article originally appeared on April 3, 2018 in Ratchet+Wrench; written by Travis Bean.   As Sarah Price and Cindy Weinberg take their turns at the podium, they address the store managers, the mentors, the company’s CEO in attendance. Oh, and we can’t forget the most important guests: the employees who have just graduated from Virginia Tire

75,900 Auto Technicians Needed

November 6th, 2017 by

Previously, BLS projections showed an average annual new entrant demand of 23,720 auto technicians for the 2014-2024 period. TechForce’s report has revised that number to show demand for 75,900 for the 2016-2026 decade. The demand for collision and diesel technicians is similar. The newly projected BLS average annual new entrant demand of 28,300 diesel technicians