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Trouble Finding Techs?
Posted April 24, 2012 - 07:18 AM
I would like to hear from other shop owners about this problem.
Posted April 24, 2012 - 07:26 AM
Posted April 24, 2012 - 09:21 AM
The problem I can tell you Joe is most of the "techs" graduating from these places I wouldn't hire to wash my car. Being fairly close to Nashville Auto Diesel college the dealership that I worked at for a long time use to hire a lot of students for oil lube techs while they were going to school. This is how I got started. In the class I graduated from 15 yrs ago there were only about 1/2 the class that I would even let touch my car. My experience says most of them are looking to get out of the house and party not actually learning to start a career in the automotive world.
There should be some type of interest and aptitude test before people are allowed into technical school. Too many kids don't know what they want to do. Working on cars sound nice so they go to school when they have no aptitude for the work. My most productive tech was working for me at 17 changing oil. He went to Nashville Diesel college and came back as a tech. The problem with all the technical schools and universities is it has be came a racket to collect the student loan money. They will take anyone who has the money.
Posted April 24, 2012 - 04:04 PM
I have been told they don't do more hands on repairs in the shop due to insurance liability because of past injuries.
Posted July 17, 2012 - 11:07 PM
The only place I have found anyone worth hiring lately is from Craigslist. The local paper and other media have been a waste of money. But it is tough, tough, tough finding anyone.
True, Sad but true.
Automotive skills. and 100 grand worth of tools , like common knowledge is not so common in today's world.
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