June 1st, 2019 by aasp
Blue Collar No More: Skilled Auto Technians are in High Demand Key Points The tight labor market can be a boon for blue-collar workers: They are more likely to find good-paying jobs and experience rapid wage growth. More employers are trying to tackle the aversion to manual labor jobs by offering workers higher salaries,
May 19th, 2019 by aasp
We Fought a Strong Battle to Save the Missouri State Safety Inspection Program – It Survived But It’s Wounded May 17th, 2019 was the last day of session for 2019 in Jefferson City. THANK YOU to everyone that took the time to send emails, make calls and speak with your legislators. Thank you to
January 15th, 2019 by aasp
Let’s Quit Brainwashing Kids That it’s a College Degree or Nothing! Too many young people are sold a bill of goods that the only road to success is a college education. In fact, vocational education — such as auto mechanics — can lead to goodpaying jobs. I had no inkling there was a problem.
December 15th, 2018 by aasp
Freon R-1234yf – Are You Ready? Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you might have heard about the new regulations and requirements for R-1234yf usage. Not sure? Well, it’s time you crawled out from under that rock and get ready for some of these new regulations that will affect you and your profession.
November 15th, 2018 by aasp
AASP-Missouri Participates in the Fall AASP-National Affiliate Meetings at SEMA! During the 2018 SEMA Show, October 31, 2018, Mike Moehlenkamp (Gary’s Auto Service), AASP-Missouri State President and Executive Director, Ron Reiling represented AASP-Missouri at the AASP Affiliate Fall meetings. Both Mike and Ron were honored for their participation on the AASP National BOD, Executive
October 5th, 2018 by aasp
United Fire Group Announces AASP Dividend, Membership Pays – Literally! United Fire Group (UFG) Agents (Chapman & Hogan) will be out delivering dividend checks to AASP members in September for their participation in the association’s insurance program with UFG for the calendar year 2017. Over $509,000 will be distributed as a 7% dividend on
September 28th, 2018 by aasp
Legislative Summit on Missouri State Safety Inspection Program We had a very successful summit with a great mix of incumbents, candidates, shop owners, educators, MSHP and citizens. Thank you to all that participated and in sharing information on vehicle repair trends that you see in your shops every day. We were able to educate
August 25th, 2018 by aasp
New Missouri Law Requires Drivers to Turn In Temporary License Tags When Getting Plates For years, Missouri drivers have complained about other motorists behind the wheel of vehicles with expired temporary license tags — those paper license plates issued by auto dealers to car buyers. The sponsor of a new state law taking effect Aug.
August 15th, 2018 by aasp
Lewis and Clark Career Center Scores at SkillsUSA Nationals Lewis and Clark Career Centers Jeff Davis, who competed this at the Nationals SkillsUSA Leadership and Skills Conference in Electrical Construction Wiring, got to meet Mike Rowe as he was honored with one of Rowe’s scholarships for the conference. We are so proud of all
July 18th, 2018 by aasp
Metro Vo-Tech Assistance Program (MVTAP) The MVTAP Annual Golf Tournament was held at Meramec Lakes Golf Course, St. Clair on June 13th, 2018 and was a huge success. Thanks to all who participated. The golf tournament went extremely well with the pick day of the week weather wise. It was sunny and warm with