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
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
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
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
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
The 15 th Annual Race for Automotive Education is planned for January 10 & 11, 2017 at ProKart Indoor Racing, Burnsville, MN. The event, sponsored by the Alliance of Automotive Service Providers, Minnesota (AASP- MN), serves as the primary fundraiser for the AASP-MN Automotive Education Fund, which provides financial resources to support automotive students, enhance
Minnesota’s economy favors skilled employees, and many collision repair techs are making more than $100,000 per year.
With 7.8 million Americans unemployed, and 5.4 million jobs available, the economy is showing a shortage of skills that could be filled with qualified professionals in the automotive industry.
Automotive job opportunities are skyrocketing, and Dunwoody is helping companies fill their future workforce with highly-skilled automotive program graduates.
This year’s conference challenges local school counselors to “Find your Inner SuperHero” on May 1-3 at Madden’s on Gull Lake in Brainerd, Minn.