22 The Aging Service Tech Is your dealership’s service area staffed with midcareer mechanics? People who are likely to retire in the next 10 to 20 years? There’s genuine competition among auto dealers in many parts of the nation to hire or retain good technicians. According to economicmodeling.com , it is estimated that 47 percent of all mechanics are above the age of 45. So who’s going to step in and fill those spots as their numbers retire? Sure, high school graduates can land basic maintenance jobs, such as changing engine oil, but the real need is more highly trained technicians. It’s those at the top of the profession that the industry is most concerned about losing, the master mechanics who don’t just read troubleshooting data off a computer screen, but rather put their education and experience to use to interpret clues and pinpoint a problem. It takes approximately 5 to 10 years for a service technician to master his or her craft, so now is the time to start recruiting. Lincoln Technical Institute in Whitestone, Queens, is currently graduating able service technicians willing to work at your dealership. Many of these graduates have interned at dealerships during their studies and many also have gone to OEM-specific training after LTI and are ready to be productive techs at your dealership now. For more information please contact kate Clymer, Director of Career Services, at 718.640.9800, ext. 41829, or KClymer@lincolntech.com .
GNYADA’s Employment Corner is a free recruiting and job placement service that lists qualified candidates for positions at dealerships. If you have a position to fill, call 718.640.2012 .
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