ATMC Annual Conference Highlighted by Release of Training Benchmarks Survey Results
Published May 16, 2023
The annual conference of the ASE Training Managers Council (ATMC) was recently held in Grapevine, TX. Featuring several presentations and roundtable discussions focused on training and manager development, conference attendees were also updated with the latest findings of the ATMC training benchmarks survey.
“We had a terrific turnout at this year’s ATMC conference with representatives from the OE, aftermarket, trucking, fleet and collision segments of the industry,” said Matt Shepanek, president of ATMC. “The feedback received was very positive and attendees said that the presentations and breakout sessions were very informative. The panel discussion on EV training solutions was especially well received and because of the need for training in this area, we plan to expand on that topic in the future.”
Sponsored by Advance Auto Parts, ATech Training, Bridgestone, Hayes Automotive Group, Snap-on, Toyota, Worldpac and Worldpac Training Institute, the ATMC conference culminated with a presentation of the annual ATMC training benchmarks survey results where critical areas of how ATMC’s training consumers view its training offerings, as well as industry technical statistics, were shared with the group.
The ATMC training benchmarks survey is conducted annually within the automotive and heavy-duty vehicle service and repair industry. The survey is designed to establish a series of metrics to help the industry recognize trends, provide a comparison standard and align the offerings of training providers with the needs of training consumers.
In this year's survey, among collision technician respondents, the largest age group was 35-44 (28.1% of respondents), followed by 25-34 (21.9%), 55-64 (18.8%) and 65+ (15.6%.)
Three quarters of collision technician respondents said they worked in an independent shop; 16% worked for a fleet, and 9% for a dealership.
Collision technicians said they most need training in hybrid/EV systems (48.2%) and ADAS (47%.)
To view the ATMC training benchmarks survey results, visit ATMC.org.