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This information makes the case that other
industries are stealing our talent. There are
many occupations that don't have training
programs at the high school or college level
to train the skills and occupation they serve.
For them, the next best thing is to find schools
and programs that teach similar skill sets they
need, and recruit and hire those students away
from their original occupation pathway. HR
folks and staffing agencies
are getting more creative as
the pool of qualified individuals shrinks.
We need to really look at
this information and better
understand what is happening. We need to ask ourselves:
Are these students-now-graduates trained properly when
they are hired into our organization? Do they get lost or
thrown to the wolves and
asked to do tasks they are not
ready for? Do we expect them
to instantly produce? Do we
on-board them in our company and shop culture?
When asked "How well did
your education prepare you for
an automotive service career?"
46 percent of accredited graduates said they were "extremely well prepared" compared
to just 36 percent of non-accredited graduates. When
you look at those numbers,
and the number of grads who
did not stay in the industry (42 percent), this should
raise concerns. Maybe they
tried to enter and may have
even secured employment
but weren't able to keep it. Or,
because their skills may have
been limited, they weren't
able to earn the income they
expected or needed.
or hiring students in internships, apprenticeships, or work-based learning activities.
Students need to have an increased understanding of what is expected of them, they
need to have a mentor onboard them into a
shop's culture, and they need guidance to the
point they feel ready.
In the end, the numbers don't support
the belief that this generation is not taking
To access the
results go to
FOR 35 YEARS
WHY ISUZU HAS BEEN AMERICA'S #1 SELLING
LOW CAB FORWARD TRUCK SINCE 1986
What can we, as
an industry, do?
It is up to us as an industry
to change these numbers
and find ways to increase the
number of students and graduates engaged and employed.
If you and others in your
company are not involved
with any transportation
programs in your community, it's time to start.
We all need to look in the
mirror and ask, "What am I
doing to engage, encourage,
and support students and
programs?" Consider options
such as joining an advisory
committee, providing student
shadowing at your business,
"Vocational" courses and they are not interested in the transportation industry. It is just the
opposite; there are a large number of students
taking courses at all levels of education. By
taking these courses they have made a commitment to us. We now need to be committed to
them and ensure them they made the right
choice, by guiding them to a path of success
in our shops and facilities. We owe it to them.
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Fleet Maintenance
Uptime - Are You Communicating with Employees Effectively?
Trends in Heavy Duty Diesel Engine Oils
Vehicles - Keys to Consistent Liftgate Performance
In the Bay - How Standardized Vehicle Communication Protocols Impact Diagnostics and Vehicle Operation
Shop Operations - Considerations for Mobile Device Usage in the Shop
Training - Where are all the Students Going?
Management - Why the Recent Airline Accidents Should be Concerning
Fleet Parts & Components
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