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Three Automotive Careers You Should Think About

November 30th, 2018 by

Getting paid to work with or around cars is every car lovers dream, and the job market is continuing to grow. According to a report by the the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 4.3 million people are being employed by the automotive industry in 2018. This is a 10% increase from last year when employment was

New Evening Class Schedule at Hennepin Technical College

November 7th, 2018 by

Are you looking to start an automotive career? Maybe you’re in an entry-level shop position and hoping to move ahead? Working adults trying to balance transportation college classes and a busy schedule have new options available because Hennepin Technical College, one of the metro’s top educators of auto body and auto tech professionals, has added

What Does Being A Collision Estimator Involve?

October 17th, 2018 by

What does it take to become a collision estimator and what’s involved with this important job at a body shop? An automotive collision estimate writer works for an auto body shop, providing repair cost estimates. Job duties include inspecting damaged vehicles, writing estimate reports and submitting reports to insurance companies. An estimate writer needs training

Questions to Ask BEFORE Starting an Automotive Career

September 30th, 2018 by

Beginning a career in the automotive industry can be an extremely rewarding decision. Many car enthusiasts dream of being able to spend most of their days working with a variety of different cars and getting paid to do so. For a lot of automotive job owners, this career path fulfills many of the professional aspirations

What Does Being An Automotive Service Advisor Entail?

July 9th, 2018 by

If variety is what you’re searching for, becoming an automotive service advisor at an auto repair shop is the perfect career choice. The role of a service advisor is to serve as a go-between with the customer and service technicians working in the shop. Service advisors deal with the customers face-to-face and over the phone

Dakota County Technical College Hosted Spring Transportation Showcase

March 15th, 2018 by

Guest post by Scott Greschner On Wednesday, February 28th, Dakota County Technical College hosted the Spring Transportation Showcase. This was the biggest Showcase to date with 9 high schools participating and over 300 students visiting the campus for the event from throughout the metro area, eastern Minnesota, and western Wisconsin. 40+ industry partners attended the

MNCARS Organizes Field Trip For Girls Enrolled In Auto Classes

February 16th, 2018 by

On Thursday, February 15th, Minnesota Careers in Auto Repair & Service (MNCARS), organized a field trip for girls enrolled in auto classes at St. Paul Central High School. The group of 14 girls and their instructor visited 3 very different employers representing the auto service and collision repair industry to see women in action in

MNCARS: On a Roll

July 24th, 2017 by

Minnesota Careers in Auto Repair and Service (MNCARS) is a non-profit organization established in 2016 by the Alliance of Automotive Service Providers of Minnesota (AASP-MN). Its sole purpose is to promote careers in the automotive industry, recruit young people into the state’s college-level automotive service and collision repair programs and, ultimately, into industry workplaces. Now

AASP-MN Awards Scholarships to Automotive Students

June 8th, 2017 by

The Alliance of Automotive Service Providers of Minnesota (AASP-MN) is pleased to announce scholarship awards totaling $18,000 to help automotive service and collision repair students pay for tuition and tools during the 2017-18 school year. The scholarships are in the amount of $1,000 per student and were made possible by a successful fundraising drive within