June 23, 2017—Service King added to its quickly growing Apprentice Development Program as it welcomed 34 technicians at seven signing day events held across the country. Service King’s apprentice program has now more than doubled in size since its unveiling in 2015 with more than 40 programs underway in 16 states across the country.
The events signaled the start of a hands-on 52-week paid training program designed to prepare aspiring technicians for a career in the collision repair field. The latest signing day comes less than a week after the White House and President Trump signed an executive order aimed at expanding apprenticeships and vocational training programs in the U.S.
The official signing day events took place in Fort Worth, Texas, Chicago, Denver, Pasadena, Calif., Santa Clara, Calif., Columbus, Ohio, and Charlotte, N.C.
The Service King Apprentice Development Program officially launched in 2015 featuring a 52-week paid training program for aspiring auto body technicians across the U.S. Today, it continues to grow as demand for experienced, skilled technicians increases across the industry.
Service King’s unique program provides personalized instruction and training to technicians by capping individual programs at less than five apprentices per supervisor. Each class is immersed in a detailed, progressive curriculum that fosters a focused learning environment allowing apprentice technicians to master each element of the collision repair process. Furthermore, all learning takes place in the live setting of a Service King Collision Repair Center.