Category: News

MNCARS Provides High School Support

November 25th, 2020 by

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

October 23rd, 2020 by

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

February 1st, 2020 by

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

September 17th, 2019 by

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

Collision Estimator Career

April 10th, 2019 by

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

AASP-MN’s Automotive Scholarships Up For Grabs

February 8th, 2019 by

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

Go Kart Racing Raises over $10,000 for Automotive Careers

January 21st, 2019 by

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

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 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