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Recruiting entry-level technicians: surprising facts you may not know

Monday, November 5th, 2018

The shortage of diesel technicians has been getting plenty of attention lately and for good reason. Penske Leasing recently cited U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics which reports that 67,000 technicians will be needed just to replace retiring workers by 2022.  It will take another 75,000 new mechanics to meet the additional demand. A company called S/P2 maintains a database […]

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S/P2 Joins Cengage, ASE, and TechForce Foundation in Show Your Shop Contest

Wednesday, October 10th, 2018

The race for top shop is in full effect and it’s your chance to submit your institution’s automotive lab to the Show Your Shop contest. This year, S/P2 is getting in on the action by partnering with Cengage, ASE, and TechForce Foundation to add to the scholarships students can receive! This is a great opportunity for […]

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Thousands of entry-level technicians seeking jobs on new resume site

Wednesday, September 26th, 2018

Just when you thought finding technicians looking for careers in heavy-duty diesel or automotive maintenance was about as likely as finding a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow, here comes a company called S/P2 with a database of thousands of career tech students looking for jobs. No kidding. Tech students looking for […]

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S/P2 Invitations – Let Your Students/Employees Add Themselves In Your Account

Tuesday, August 14th, 2018

You don’t have to upload student lists or add users one-by-one any more. S/P2’s new “Invitations” feature makes it super easy to add users to your account by inviting your students or staff to set up their own log in credentials, and to automatically be assigned the courses you want them to receive. Check out […]

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S/P2 Featured on Podcast “Helping Entry-Level Technicians Enter and Stay in the Industry”

Tuesday, August 14th, 2018

Kyle Holt, President of S/P2, was featured on the Remarkable Results Radio podcast – one of the leading podcasts for the automotive industry. Kyle was interviewed by Remarkable Results Radio’s host, Carm Caprioto, about how S/P2 works to help entry-level technicians enter and stay in the industry – including topics on the S/P2 Careers resume […]

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ASA Hosts Road to Great Technicians Webinar With CARQUEST’s Chris Chesney

Sunday, August 5th, 2018

On June 20, the Automotive Service Association (ASA) hosted a webinar called “The Road to Great Technicians” with Chris Chesney, senior director of customer training for the CARQUEST Technical Institute. After ASA Vice President Tony Molla introduced the webinar’s presenter, Chesney recounted his collaboration with the National Automotive Service Task Force (NASTF) to identify the Road to Great Technicians. They […]

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Changing How Users Log In to S/P2

Wednesday, August 1st, 2018

When you go to S/P2 to log in, you’ll see that things look a little different. That’s because we are changing from our old 3-code login to a 2-code login system. We’re making this change for several reasons: Individualized usernames and passwords improve security Personalized usernames (typically the individual’s email) and a personalized password are […]

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AAPEX 2018 Service Professionals Session To Address Career Paths For Auto Technicians

Thursday, July 26th, 2018

The Service Professionals General Session at AAPEX 2018 will tackle an important industry issue: building rewarding careers for automotive technicians and ensuring they have the skills to repair vehicles equipped with new technology, regardless of where they are employed in the automotive aftermarket. … Panelists include Donny Seyfer, executive officer and shop owner, NASTF; Chris […]

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Grow: Build a Pipeline of Employees

Tuesday, July 17th, 2018

The biggest issue in the automotive industry is the technician shortage. Kyle Holt, president of S/P2 and Jay Goninen, CEO of Find a Wrench joined Rissy Sutherland’s postcast to discuss and share thoughts on this major topic that includes how shops can recruit, and help the next generation enter and stay in the industry. Listen […]

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U.S. tech shortage getting steadily worse, new report says

Monday, July 2nd, 2018

There were an estimated 38,829 auto tech graduates in 2016. Demand for new entrants is estimated at 75,900 per year. The post-secondary supply of aspiring vehicle technicians in the U.S. is simply not keeping up with industry demands, according to a new report from TechForce Foundation. The non-profit organization focused on developing new technicians has […]

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