RICHARDSON, Texas – Service King Collision Repair Centers®, in continuation of the organization’s commitment to investing and training the next generation of highly-skilled automotive technicians, this week proudly welcomed 23 new technicians into its ongoing Apprentice Development Program.
The class represents the first of several formal launches slated for this year, which combined will double the Apprentice Development Program by equipping and graduating nearly 100 fully trained technicians in 2017.
“This is an extremely proud moment in our continued mission to provide unparalleled training opportunities to aspiring automotive repair technicians across the U.S.,” said Tyra Bremer, Service King Vice President for Talent Development. “The Service King Apprentice Development Program is a one-of-a-kind environment for motivated technicians to obtain exclusive hands-on training from dedicated supervisors inside a live collision repair center.”
The influx comes as Service King graduates its inaugural Apprentice Development class, a group of 45 technicians all on pace to assume full-time roles within the organization this year.
Incoming technicians were hosted to official Signing Days at Service King locations across the country this week before officially commencing the program. Apprenticeships will take place at repair centers in Oklahoma, Texas, Arizona, California, Tennessee and Illinois. Service King is scheduled to finalize the 2017 class this fall.
The Service King Apprentice Development Program officially launched in June 2015 as a revolutionary approach to training skilled technicians for successful careers in the collision repair industry. The program pairs each class, capped at no more than four apprentices, to a dedicated Apprentice Supervisor. Supervisors are assigned the role of training, mentoring and guiding apprentices through the detailed 52-week curriculum.
As one of the fastest growing providers of high-quality collision repair services, Service King currently operates locations in 23 states across the U.S. The organization is currently in the midst of celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2016, with a history that dates back to Service King’s founding by Eddie Lennox in Dallas, Texas. For more information, visit Service King online at www.ServiceKing.com and follow the company on Facebook and Twitter.
About Service King Collision Repair Centers
Service King Collision Repair Centers®, with more than 40 years of experience in the automotive repair industry, is a leading national operator of comprehensive, high-quality collision repair facilities. The organization is consistently recognized for its commitment to customer satisfaction, quality workmanship and giving back to the industry through innovative training and recruiting initiatives. Service King traces its roots back to Dallas, Texas and founder Eddie Lennox who opened the very first Service King in 1976. Today, Service King operates locations in 23 states across the U.S. In 2015, Service King was named the No. 1 Best Place to Work by both the Dallas and San Antonio Business Journals. For more information and to find a local Service King, visit www.ServiceKing.com and follow Service King news on Facebook and Twitter.