One of the significant opportunities in today’s collision repair industry is inspiring young adults to pursue careers as collision repair professionals – filling the need for skilled technicians trained to work on technologically advanced vehicles.
To help meet that need in the Denver region, CARSTAR’s Colorado Business Group joined forces with the Collision Repair Education Foundation for the recent Denver Career Fair on Friday, April 13. Approximately 150 students from local area tech schools attended the event and visited with CARSTAR facility owners regarding present and future job opportunities. Students also competed in the CARSTAR Pit Stop Challenge, where they raced each other, and the timer, in removing and replacing tires. The best time was 26 seconds!
“There are tremendous opportunities in the collision repair industry for young people who want to pursue a career that offers independence, growth potential, hands-on craftsmanship, reliable employment and the longer term potential to become an entrepreneur and business owner,” said Jeremy Robideau, owner of CARSTAR Kraftsmen Collision in Colorado Springs and CARSTAR West Auto Body in Denver. “There will always be a local need for collision repair professionals, and as vehicle technology advances, so does the need for highly skilled technicians.”
CARSTAR -- a part of the Driven Brands, Inc. family of automotive aftermarket franchise brands -- is North America’s largest Multi-Shop Operator Network of independently owned collision repair facilities with more than 550 locations in 33 states and 10 Canadian provinces. CARSTAR in the U.S. and CARSTAR in Canada deliver national scale, consistently high-quality vehicle repairs, repeatable outcomes and the industry’s highest customer satisfaction ratings; all repairs are backed by a national warranty and service guarantee. Through a variety of fundraising initiatives, CARSTAR, its franchisees, partners and employees have raised over $3 million for Cystic Fibrosis Canada, and has made fighting cystic fibrosis its cause, North American wide. For more information visit www.carstar.com and www.carstar.ca and follow on Facebook and twitter. CARSTAR is actively seeking new franchisees. Interested parties should contact 844-906-9764.