Shifting Gears Mid-Career: Navigating a New Profession in the High-Tech Automotive Industry

Shifting Gears Mid-Career: Navigating a New Profession in the High-Tech Automotive Industry

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Losing your job mid-way through your career was never part of the plan. Your goal was to retire comfortably from a solid job in your industry of choice. Downsizing, layoffs — these were never supposed to happen to you.

Re-Starting your Career Engine

And yet, here you are: a seasoned worker with an array of highly developed skills, desperate to find the right opportunity without starting from the bottom. You’re not interested in going into debt taking college courses or chasing certifications that may or may not be what top employers are seeking.

You need a competitive paycheck from the day you begin, and you want it in a field that you know will not only be alive but thriving when the time comes for you to retire.

Have you considered a career as an Automotive Service Technician? Perhaps not, but you definitely should.

Why an Automotive Service Technician?

The automotive service industry is projected to need 46,000 additional workers by 2026, and that’s not even counting the existing positions that go unfilled annually. And the service environments of today — as well as the work itself — is far, far different than what you’d expect.

Stop and consider the evolution of today’s vehicles as manufacturers race to keep up with the latest trends in technology, such as interactive entertainment, navigation, engine diagnostics, and safety.

Do you have strong customer service and communication skills? An affinity for problem-solving? Technical aptitude? If so, becoming a certified Automotive Service Technician might be the perfect opportunity that you never even stopped to consider. Until now.

Introducing the Modern Apprenticeship

Franklin Apprenticeships is partnering with the State of Missouri to offer AutoMOtive!, an innovative approach to engaging workers impacted by downsizing in a brand new profession, all while being paid a full-time wage from the day you begin.

This modern apprenticeship program allows you learn as you earn, receive incremental raises for each milestone achieved, and gain an industry-recognized National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification upon successful completion of the program.

A year from now (or less), you could be a certified Automotive Service Technician. You could be established in a brand new in-demand career, accomplished while getting paid and without going into debt. You could be on your way to earning from $45k to $60k after the first year, secure in a growing industry with incredible opportunities for advancement.

So what are you waiting for? Click to learn more about AutoMOtive! and put your career switch into high gear with Franklin Apprenticeships!


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