The class included three body technicians, each of whom successfully completed an intensive 52-week hands-on developmental program under the instruction of a dedicated Apprentice Technician Supervisor inside Service King’s Northeast Dallas location. The class marks the company’s first of nine active Apprentice Development Program pilots set to graduate technicians across the country.
According to the company, Service King is on pace to graduate more than 50 apprentice technicians through the program by the end of the year.
“This is an extremely proud moment in the young careers of these talented technicians who represent the future of Service King and our industry,” said Jeff McFadden, Service King president. “The Apprentice Development Program was built to provide an unprecedented avenue to rewarding careers as body technicians across our family of repair centers. We couldn’t be more proud of this class for paving the way for future technicians in the program and for taking the first step in a long, promising career.”
On the heels of the graduation ceremony, which was attended by several key members of Service King’s leadership team including CEO Chris Abraham, all three apprentice technicians will assume full-time roles at Service King locations across the DFW Metroplex.
Service King’s Apprentice Development Program provides technicians with an unparalleled learning curriculum complete with daily oversight by a veteran body technician. Ralph Gonzales, who boasts a 20-year career in the field, oversaw the training and development of the Dallas graduating class, which launched in July 2014.
According to the company, apprenticeships at Service King locations across the country are capped at three students in a deliberate effort to provide intimate learning environments and promote direct oversight throughout the program. Meanwhile, students are also consistently measured with competency tests throughout their training.
Service King is currently in the midst of recruiting apprentices to begin classes this fall at locations across the U.S. To learn more about the program and additional Service King recruiting initiatives, visit www.ServiceKing.com/careers.