Some fifteen years ago, RPS and GM partnered to create GM’s Service Technical College. The result: tens of thousands of well-trained, high-specialized technicians that are employed at GM dealerships. And the need for technicians is booming. In fact, the U.S. Department of Labor reports there will be approximately 1.4 million jobs in industries like automotive in the United States by the year 2020. At GM specifically, that translates to an estimated 2,500 automotive service technician jobs per year.
That’s why we are so excited to announce the latest initiative to build this pipeline of skilled technicians – a new partnership with Universal Technical Institute, the leading provider of post-secondary education for students seeking careers as professional automotive, diesel, collision repair, motorcycle and marine technicians. RPS has created this partnership to launch the first GM Technician Career Training program. Initially available in Avondale, Arizona, which serves as a destination campus to students from across the country the GM program joins other leading manufacturer-specific advanced training (MSAT) programs to help fill a nationwide demand for professional automotive service technicians.
The official announcement can be found here. Stay tuned for more details and additional locations where these programs will be offered.