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Tuesday, 28 February 2017 20:09

Service King Welcomes 32 Apprentice Technicians

A wave of 32 apprentice technicians officially joined the Service King family recently as the organization further expanded the reach of its Apprentice Development Program.

Service King officials celebrated ‘Signing Days’ for its newest teammates as the training and development program officially expanded to a roster of 115 active apprentices at 32 different repair centers across the U.S., particularly in the Southwestern region.

According to the company, the Apprentice Development Program, which has more than doubled in size since its launch in 2015, provides aspiring auto body repair technicians with an immersive 52-week hands-on training program inside Service King repair centers. Each class is intentionally capped at four apprentices, features a detailed curriculum, and fosters a focused learning environment alongside a dedicated Service King Apprentice Supervisor.

“We are thrilled at the continued success and growth of this unique program,” said Tyra Bremer, Service King vice president for talent development. “The Apprentice Development Program, we believe, is a creative response to the demand for highly-skilled and highly-motivated technicians across the collision repair industry. We have seen tremendous feedback from the first graduates of the Service King Apprentice Development Program and look forward to the impact the program continues to make in the lives of aspiring technicians across the U.S.”

Service King’s official Signing Days took place at Service King locations in Houston (including UTI’s campus); Dallas; San Juan Capistrano, CA; Seattle; Las Vegas; Chicago; and Bryant, AR.

According to the company, the Apprentice Development Program has been widely covered in the media, including a feature story by Dallas CBS affiliate KTVT. The program graduated its first full class of certified repair technicians in July 2016 and has plans to continue growing in the future.

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