Colo. Shop Helps Ex-Soldiers Forge New Careers

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Dec. 31, 2018—A new program in Fort Carson, Colo., which is utilized by a local auto body shop, is helping former soldiers transition from the military to trade jobs.

The program, called “Changing Lanes,” runs for 18 weeks, as a team of collision repair experts from Caliber Collision trains and mentors four soldiers as they attempt to transition to working for the company.

“They have have training, they understand protocol,” stated Jim Frost of Caliber Collision, in a report by “They understand process, there’s pride, there’s discipline, there’s awareness, there’s all those things that come with the military that align with our core values.”

In addition to training, each of the former military members associated with the program got a professional tool box to help them begin their collision repair careers.


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