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Automotive & Collision Repair Technology Programs Dare to take the challenge Challenges Produce Champions What are you going to do after High School?
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Collision Repair Technology Programs
Dare to take the challenge
Challenges Produce Champions
By the time you graduate high school you will have completed 13 years of school. You will have at least 45 more years, probably more, before retirement. What are you going to do with those 45+ years?
Get a Job
Without any training, you will probably start out at minimum wage ($5.85 per hour.) That is less than $940.00 per month.
How much will the following items cost you?
These are just a few of the items it takes to live. Will you earn enough to survive, to have fun or to retire someday?
Source: US Department of Labor
According to the National Assessment of Vocational Education (NAVE) report, that two-thirds of America’s young people do not obtain a four year degree and at least 25% of them go directly to work after high school. This means most students either, never attend college, or if they start college they’re not completing and obtaining a four year degree from college.
Source: NAVE Click this link and view page 6 of 21 for additional information.
This leaves almost 67% of students that will not obtain at least a bachelor degree from college. You may need to ask yourself these questions.
California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, recognizes the problem our nation faces with students not graduating high school or going to college. These students are left without any skills to secure them with a successful career path. Schwarzenegger offers a solution to this problem through vocational programs.
Source: Time Magazine
Butler Community College will train you for a career path, which offers job security, high income, and piece of mind knowing you have a successful future to look forward to. These career paths are for people that may not feel like sitting at a desk or answering a telephone all day. We offer challenging programs in a contextual (hands-on) learning environment, which will prepare you for an exciting job. And the best of all is that you can complete most of these degree or certificate programs in about two years or less. This means you can be on the job faster earning money.
Butler Community College Offers:
We are going to review Collision Repair Technology for the remaining portion of this presentation.
This means JOB SECURITY for technicians
Source: (I-CAR Education Foundation 2007 Snapshot of the Industry Survey)
Note: This is the national average. However, this income is not what you should expect your first year on the job.
Average technicians’ income is increasing faster than inflation and is still higher than most comparable trades, and the top 10% average $88,000 (over $45 hr.) Technicians with recent training and/or ASE certification average significantly higher incomes. A higher percent of new technicians are being hired from technical schools (47% up from 22% in 2001.) Expectations for secondary/post-secondary training program graduates have increased from collision repair skills.
Source: I-CAR Education Foundation 2007 Snapshot of the Industry Survey)
Most automotive body repair technicians work indoors and work a standard 40-hour week, Monday through Friday, although some, including the self-employed, work more than 40 hours a week.
Source: US Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics
If you’re someone who enjoys working with your hands, has a mechanical aptitude, takes pride in your work and is passionate about cars, then you might consider a career in collision repair. In spite of many stereotypes, the collision repair field can be very rewarding for individuals who possess the right skills and desirable attitude. In fact, most people are surprised to learn that a collision repair technician’s income, on average, is better than comparable trades. Also, an experienced technician has high-income potential, excellent job security and ample opportunities for career advancement within the entire Automotive Industry.
Source I-Car Education Foundation
An auto body and/or refinish technician are only a few of the possible career paths this training can lead you to.
You will learn a wide range of Technical, Academic and Employable skills, while in a contextual learning environment.
Accident claims are one of employers biggest expenses and challenges they face. You will be taught how to properly work in an auto body shop in a safe manner. By understanding the importance of safety, you will increase your chances of being hired by an employer.
According to an article on CNN.com, a recent National Association of Manufactures study found that 69 percent of business cited “inadequate basic employable skills.
Potential Career Opportunities
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