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S/P2 Careers Surpasses 50,000 Resumes to Help Shops Find Students Who Want to Grow and Stay in the Industry

Tuesday, December 4th, 2018

OVERLAND PARK, KAN., Dec. 4 – S/P2 Careers (sp2.org) has reached another important milestone as it has surpassed 50,000 resumes in its S/P2 Careers system. The S/P2 Careers resume database is fueled by career tech students looking for full-time, part-time and internship opportunities as entry-level technicians. “The more resumes we get, the more confident we […]

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Kyle Holt Participates in Roundtable: “The Road to Great Technicians”

Tuesday, November 27th, 2018

Kyle Holt, president of S/P2, participated in a live podcast at AAPEX 2018 along with Donny Seyfer, executive officer of NASTF  (National Automotive Service Task Force) and Partner in Seyfer Automotive, Wheatridge, Colo.; Chris Chesney, Senior Director of Customer Training, CARQUEST Technical Institute; Jill Saunders, Curriculum Developer, Toyota Motor Sales, North America; and Carm Capriotto, host. The roundtable discussion topic was […]

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S/P2 Adds New Course to Help Schools Meet ASE Accreditation

Tuesday, November 20th, 2018

OVERLAND PARK, KAN., Nov. 20 – S/P2 (sp2.org) has added a new course written specifically to help automotive service, maintenance and light repair, collision repair, and medium/heavy-duty truck programs meet ASE accreditation requirements. The new course is called “Preparing a Vehicle for Service and Working with Customers.” The ASE Education Foundation Task Lists provide required […]

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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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“Will We Let Other Industries Poach Our Technicians?” – Kyle Holt Leads the Discussion

Monday, November 5th, 2018

Hosted by Carm Capriatto, this “For the Record” podcast focuses on the discussion “Will We Let Other Industries Poach Our Technicians.” Click below to listen to the podcast. FTR 018: Kyle Holt – Will We Let Other Industries Poach our Technicians?  

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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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Kyle Holt Joins Panel to Talk About Students in Automotive

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018

Kyle Holt joined James Pressly, Trade and Industrial Specialist, Career and Technical Education, North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, Raleigh, NC; Jim Halderman, author and professor of automotive technology; and Shane Hawkins, Automotive Technology instructor at East Gaston High School and adjunct instructor for Gaston College on the podcast titled “It Starts in High School.” Carm Capriotto, founder […]

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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 CAREERS HITS 40,000 RESUMES – HELPING SHOPS ADDRESS THE TECHNICIAN SHORTAGE

Wednesday, September 12th, 2018

OVERLAND PARK, KAN., Sept. 12 – S/P2 Careers (sp2.org) reached a milestone this week as it surpassed 40,000 resumes in its S/P2 Careers system. The S/P2 Careers resume database is fueled by career tech students looking for full-time, part-time, and internship opportunities as entry-level technicians. “We were confident that we had something special here, but […]

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S/P2 AND CARS COOPERATIVE PARTNER TO HELP SHOPS FILL THE TECHNICIAN GAP

Thursday, September 6th, 2018

OVERLAND PARK, KAN., Sept. 6 – S/P2 (sp2.org) and CARS Cooperative (cars.coop) have partnered to provide CARS members with access to the S/P2 Careers database of entry-level technician candidates across the country. Each CARS member will receive $100 in S/P2 Careers credits that they can use to recruit students who are in or have recently […]

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