S/P2 Careers Joins Forces with the Automotive Recyclers Association

Thursday, April 25th, 2019

Read the press release sent out by the ARA:

Date:  April 25, 2019   Contact: Sandy Blalock (

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                     

ARA and S/P2 Partner to Assist Automotive Recyclers Fill the Technician Gap

Manassas, VA – The Automotive Recyclers Association (ARA) and S/P2 ( announced today a partnership to provide ARA members with access to the S/P2 Careers database of entry-level technician candidates across the country. Each ARA member will receive a discount to S/P2 Careers that they can use to recruit students who are in or have recently graduated from automotive career tech programs.

“Our members are affected by the technician shortage just like the rest of the automotive repair industry,” said Sandy Blalock, Executive Director of ARA. “By giving our members access to S/P2 Careers, we’re able to provide a benefit that can help them find the techs they need.”

Of the students who have posted their resumes on S/P2 Careers so far, more than 40,000 are interested in automotive service, collision repair, and heavy-duty/diesel career opportunities and now automotive recycling careers.

“This is a great partnership,” said Kyle Holt, President of S/P2. “Sandy Blalock is passionate about helping her members find the technicians they need and attacking the technician shortage head-on. The ARA members add over 700 employers that can provide great career opportunities to entry-level technicians across the US. We’re excited to work with Sandy and the ARA members to help them find candidates near them.”

ARA provides member benefit buying power programs, discounts, rebates, and rewards to its member automotive recycling facilities in 50 states across the country.

“We’re proud of the work we do to help our members,” Sandy Blalock said. “This is the one of the top issues our industry faces, and ARA is dedicated to helping our members find technicians. It’s good for our members, and it’s good for the industry.”

About S/P2

Each year, S/P2 provides online training to more than 175,000 workers and students nationwide on industry-specific safety and pollution prevention, ethics, soft skills, and human resources topics. S/P2 serves the automotive service, collision repair, heavy-duty/diesel, welding, construction, cosmetology, and culinary trades. S/P2 also provides S/P2 Careers – a resume database of tens of thousands of career tech students looking for career opportunities in their field of study. For more information, visit

The Automotive Recyclers Association (ARA) is the voice of the professional automotive recycling industry. ARA’s mission is to advance the automotive recycling industry and promote its beneficial effects on society.  ARA aims to further the automotive recycling industry and ARA member businesses through services and programs to increase public awareness of the industry’s role in conserving the future through automotive recycling and to build awareness of the industry’s value as a high quality, low cost alternative for the automotive consumer.  For more information, visit

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