February 22, 2017

RICHARDSON, Texas – A wave of 32 highly motived apprentice technicians officially joined the Service King family this week as the organization further expanded the reach of its popular Apprentice Development Program. Service King officials celebrated ‘Signing Days’ for its newest teammates as the training and development program officially expanded to a roster of 115 active apprentices at 32 different repair centers across the U.S. 

The Apprentice Development Program, which has more than doubled in size since its launch in 2015, provides aspiring auto body repair technicians an immersive 52-week hands-on training program inside Service King repair centers. Each class is intentionally capped at four apprentices, features a detailed curriculum, and fosters a focused learning environment alongside a dedicated Service King Apprentice Supervisor.

“We are thrilled at the continued success and growth of this unique program,” said Tyra Bremer, Service King Vice President for Talent Development. “The Apprentice Development Program, we believe, is a creative response to the demand for highly-skilled and highly-motivated technicians across the collision repair industry. We have seen tremendous feedback from the first graduates of the Service King Apprentice Development Program and look forward to the impact the program continues to make in the lives of aspiring technicians across the U.S.”

Service King’s official Signing Days took place this week at Service King locations in Houston, including UTI’s campus, Dallas, San Juan Capistrano (Calif.), Seattle, Las Vegas, Chicago and Bryant (Ark.).

The Apprentice Development Program has been widely covered in the media, including a feature story by Dallas CBS affiliate KTVT. The program graduated its first full class of certified repair technicians in July 2016 and has plans to continue growing in the future.

For more information on Service King and to view a complete list of career opportunities and locations, visit www.ServiceKing.com and follow the company on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. 

Service King Collision Repair Centers®, with more than 40 years of experience in the automotive repair industry, is a leading national operator of comprehensive, high-quality collision repair facilities. The organization is consistently recognized for its commitment to customer satisfaction, quality workmanship and giving back to the industry through innovative training and recruiting initiatives. Service King traces its roots back to Dallas, Texas and founder Eddie Lennox who opened the very first Service King in 1976. Today, Service King operates locations in 23 states across the U.S. In 2015, Service King was named the No. 1 Best Place to Work by both the Dallas and San Antonio Business Journals. For more information and to find a local Service King, visit www.ServiceKing.com and follow Service King news on Facebook and Twitter.

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