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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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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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Important! New Log In System for S/P2

Monday, June 4th, 2018

Logging into S/P2 Training is going to get a LOT easier. We are moving everyone from their account ID, password, and PIN to a username and password. Starting July 5th, when you log into S/P2 Training with your 3-code login information, you will create a username and password specifically for you so it’s easier to […]

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