ABRA Auto Body & Glass is now enrolling students into its Career Development Academy. The academy, located in Eagan, Minn., is set to open later this summer.
ABRA is launching the Career Development Academy in response to an industry-wide shortage of auto body technicians. An aging population and a shift in career choices over past decades has left the industry challenged to find creative ways to attract new talent, according to a statement from the company.
There is no cost to students attending the Career Development Academy. Prospective students can now apply for the Springboard Apprentice Program, the first of many planned offerings at ABRA’s Career Development Academy. Students will receive five-weeks of paid training, earn multiple I-CAR certifications, and upon successful completion, will be provided immediate employment in an ABRA repair center.
“Today’s vehicles are becoming more and more advanced, requiring a technical aptitude and specific repair procedures,” says David Kuhl, chief people officer of ABRA. “ABRA Springboard students can look forward to an incredibly rewarding career in a stable industry, with significant earning potential.”