According to a recent article in the Star Tribune, Minnesotans have much to be proud of, including the third-highest labor-force participation rate in the country and an unemployment rate below the national average for 10 years running. Even so, a shortage of skilled workers is impeding Minnesota’s economic growth. By 2024, projections show a gap
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There are many possibilities when it comes to a career in collision repair. Typically, one might think of a body repair position or a paint technician. However, there are a lot of related careers that collision repair can lead to. For example, you can work in an auto parts store, a dealership, with an insurance
Thanks to another successful fundraising drive within the Alliance of Automotive Service Providers of Minnesota (AASP-MN) membership, the Alliance will be awarding scholarships to select students enrolled in post-secondary automotive (auto service or collision repair) programs. Scholarship awards will be $1,000 per student and can be applied towards tuition or tool purchases. Recipients must be
The Alliance of Automotive Service Providers of Minnesota (AASP-MN) held its 17th Annual Race for Automotive Education, January 8, 9 and 10, at ProKart Indoor Racing in Burnsville, MN. The event raised over $10,000 to support the Alliance’s Automotive Education Fund and will fund scholarships for automotive students enrolled in NATEF-certified auto service and collision
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
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 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
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
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
Guest post by Scott Greschner The 51st annual World of Wheels event took place in Minneapolis on March 23rd through the 25th. Twenty of these events are held annually and US Bank Stadium was the location on this weekend to check out over 200 hot rods and custom cars and trucks that were brought in