Don’t just stand there, get in gear! Join us at an event, meet some of our industry experts and discover how you can turn your passion for cars or technology into a rewarding and successful career.

To invite MNCARS to your event or request a classroom speaker, email info@carcareers.org.

AASP-MN Awards Scholarships to Automotive Students

The Alliance of Automotive Service Providers of Minnesota (AASP-MN) is pleased to announce scholarship awards totaling $21,000 to help automotive service and collision repair students pay for tuition or tools during the 2021-22 school year.  The scholarships are in the amount of $1,500 and are made possible by generous donations from the Minnesota State I-CAR

The Career Path of a Service Advisor

Service Advisor Job Overview A Service Advisor at an automotive repair shops acts as a liaison between customers and auto techs to guide car repairs through the shop. He or she communicates with the customer to help identify vehicle problems and options for repair, assists in ordering parts and delivers repaired vehicles to customers.  Good

Apply for Automotive Scholarships in Minnesota

The Alliance of Automotive Service Providers of Minnesota (AASP-MN) 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. Applicants must be enrolled in a Minnesota-based ASE-accredited automotive program in the fall

Recent demand analysis report commissioned by the Minnesota Transportation Center of Excellence

According to a recent demand analysis report commissioned by the Minnesota Transportation Center of Excellence: On average, Automotive Technology careers pay about $60,100 per year—about $4,000 higher than the average wage statewide across all positions. Over 21,900 people work in Automotive Technology roles in Minnesota as of the second quarter of 2020. Over the next

MNCARS Provides High School Support

As part of its 2020 workplan, Minnesota Careers in Auto Repair & Service (MNCARS) “adopted” two high school programs to provide enhanced support and mentoring during the year.  With help from industry suppliers, MNCARS recently invested nearly $5,000 into automotive programs at White Bear Lake High School and Independent School District (ISD) 916. ISD 916,

“State of the Industry” Report- Collision Repair

A recent 2019-2020 “State of the Industry” report published by Body Shop Business offered some insight into the collision repair market in Minnesota.  Among the key findings: 5,042,568 light vehicle registrations 139,591 reported crashes 279,182 total crashes 418,773 damaged vehicles 181,468 repaired vehicles 748 collision repair shops 243 repaired vehicles per shop Perhaps the most

Automotive Scholarships Up For Grabs

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

MNCARS Video Launch

As students across the state return to school, more information about the benefits of a career in auto service and collision repair are available on carcareers.org, including new videos of students sharing their own passion for the industry. These students are the future of the industry and they share their excitement about the opportunities in

Automotive Service & Collision Repair Jobs | Skilled Worker Shortage

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

Collision Estimator Career

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