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Embracing Students into our Skilled Trade & Used Car Update – Justin Fricke [AW 081]


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Justin Fricke, CarTime Auto Center, Dundas, MN

  • Stocks around 100 cars on lot for used car business in the same building
  • The car buying experience has changed- the market isn’t full of new vehicles anymore, prices continue to increase month to month
  • Justin started as a technician and is now part-owner
  • Program through junior and senior high schools called Career Tech Education- job fair day of different businesses with displays. As a business, go to schools and ask about their programs available. Consider field trip to the shop
  • Where do kids fit? Stereotypes around the trades need to be broken in school. Don’t push the kids that are the “bad students” into the trades. It is no longer a secondary career path.
  • Also has detail shop- $200 for full detailing inside and out

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