Service King Apprentice Program Registered by US Department of Labor
Dec. 26, 2017—The Service King Apprentice Development Program has officially received certification from the U.S. Department of Labor.
Officials from the Department of Labor, Texas state representatives and Service King members held an official signing ceremony on Dec. 21 at Service King’s national support center in Richardson, Texas.
“The Apprentice Development Program has long been a vision of our company and we couldn’t be more proud to see its growth across the country. It’s our mission to equip aspiring technicians with a firm foundation of quality training, hands-on experience and ultimately a long, rewarding career as a Service King teammate,” says Chris Abraham, CEO, Service King.
The company’s certification comes after the White House executive order that was signed in June promoting the growth of apprenticeship programs across the U.S.
The Service King program strives to combat a reported 13 percent decline in the population of automotive repair and maintenance workers between 2002-2014 as reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
“I am so happy to have Service King operate in North Texas,” says state representative Angie Chen Button. “Creating a skilled workforce is vital to our state’s economy and providing opportunities for job seekers.”
According to the Department of Labor, certified apprenticeships help businesses develop highly skilled employees, increase productivity, reduce turnover and lower the cost of recruitment. Furthermore, apprenticeships provide customized training, safer workplaces as well as a stable and reliable pipeline of qualified talent.
The Service King Apprentice Development Program provides personalized training from an apprentice supervisor solely dedicated to the program.
The program features an immersive and proprietary curriculum that promotes a focused learning environment. Each class is capped at four apprentices per instructor. To ensure a real-world environment, all apprenticeships are hosted inside Service King Collision Repair Centers across the country.