Collision repair programs are important because the industry relies on our programs to provide qualified collision repair and paint technicians for them.
With vehicles required to meet the government regulation of 54.5 miles per gallon by 2025, more lightweight materials are being used to manufacture vehicles. Along with these major changes to vehicles design; new repair procedures must also be taught.
It is more important now than ever before for technicians to learn the basics while at school before entering an entry-level position at a collision repair center. Collision shops are swamped just staying up with the fast paced changes in the industry and training their own technicians the new repair procedures required to work on cars. The repair shops do not have the time to teach a new technician with no training the basics.
Collision repair programs are important to the communities we live in because modern day vehicles must be properly repaired after being involved in an accident. Due to new steels, aluminums, and composites being used to manufacture vehicles, if repaired incorrectly, this could lead to the structural integrity being jeopardized and not providing the passenger safety as it was designed to do. This could lead to unnecessary injuries and deaths.
Obviously technical programs cost more money to operate than academic programs. But every city and town in every state of America need qualified technician to repair the cars we drive. Therefore, please support and get involved with your local collision repair programs.
Let’s work together to keep the roadways safe. To find your local NATEF/ASE accredited program