Automotivation: June 2018

 

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, tuition reimbursement and apprenticeship programs.
  • Technology is also transforming blue-collar workplaces,making more advanced skills in demand.

Why skilled auto technicians are in high demand

Across the country there are more drivers on the road, and many of them hanging on to their ehicles longer than ever. That means workers like Michael Gerhart are in demand.

Gerhart, a master auto technician at Pep Boys, has been fixing cars for nearly three decades, keeping on top of his skills as technology advances and learning how to do his job in a new way. Today, his focus is on engine diagnostic work, including things like the driveability of vehicles and emissions testing for the state of New Jersey. He works on different vehicles throughout the day, flexing his knowledge base on makes and models of all kinds.

 
 

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