June 20, 2017

RICHARDSON, Texas (June 20, 2017) — Service King Collision Repair Centers® continues to add to its quickly growing Apprentice Development Program as the organization today welcomed 34 technicians at seven elaborate signing day events held across the country. The events signaled the start of a hands-on 52-week paid training program designed to prepare aspiring technicians for a successful career at Service King and in the collision repair field.

Service King’s popular apprentice program has now more than doubled in size since its unveiling in 2015 with 40+ programs underway in 16 states across the country. The latest signing day comes less than a week after the White House and President Trump signed an executive order aimed at expanding apprenticeships and vocational training programs in the U.S. 

“The entire Service King family is thrilled to welcome our latest signing class to the Apprentice Development Program,” said Tyra Bremer, Service King Vice President of Talent Development. “This is an exciting step in their careers and we look forward to providing a challenging, hands-on path towards rewarding careers at Service King.” 

The official signing day events took place in Fort Worth, Texas, Chicago, Denver, Pasadena, Calif., Santa Clara, Calif., Columbus, Ohio and Charlotte, N.C. 

The Service King Apprentice Development Program officially launched in 2015 featuring a 52-week paid training program for aspiring auto body technicians across the U.S. Today, it continues to grow as demand for experienced, skilled technicians increases across the industry. 

Service King’s unique program provides personalized instruction and training to technicians by capping individual programs at less than five apprentices per supervisor. Each class is immersed in a detailed, progressive curriculum that fosters a focused learning environment allowing apprentice technicians to master each element of the collision repair process. Furthermore, all learning takes place in the live setting of a Service King Collision Repair Center.  

The Apprentice Development Program has been widely heralded across the collision repair industry and featured in the media, including recent stories by Dallas CBS affiliate KTVT. Aspiring technicians interested in joining the Apprentice Development Program are encouraged to visit ServiceKing.com/careers to connect with a representative from the Service King recruiting team.  

Service King, one of the fastest-growing providers of high-quality collision repair service, operates 324 repair centers in 24 states across the U.S. For more information on the organization, or to find a local repair center, 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 24 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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