Fix Network World Launches First Auto Glass Apprenticeship Program in U.S.
Published Nov. 16, 2022
Fix Network World proudly announced the approval of the Fix Network Apprenticeship Program (FNAP) in the State of Washington for automotive glass technicians.
The Washington State Apprenticeship and Training Council voted unanimously in October at its quarterly meeting to approve the workforce development program. This Registered Apprenticeship is governed by standards outlined under WAC 296-05-009 and covers training at Speedy Glass centers in Washington and Oregon.
FNAP will be the first automotive glass apprenticeship of its kind in the U.S. The program’s goal is to elevate the quality of automotive technicians being trained in the glass industry by offering an effective and efficient pathway to certification in auto glass repair and replacement services. The program aims to attract a diverse and inclusive workforce and create job opportunities for individuals seeking a career in skilled trades.
“The automotive glass industry in North America represents an incredible opportunity for individuals seeking a rewarding and long-lasting career,” said Steve Leal, president and CEO, Fix Network World. “As vehicles become more technologically complex, we will need trained and certified technicians who can provide quality repair services based on recognized safety standards. The Fix Network Apprenticeship Program aims to train technicians who can provide this elevated standard of care.”
Workers will benefit from 2,000 hours of paid, comprehensive on-the-job training under the supervision of journeyperson-level auto glass technicians. The program also includes paid supplementary classroom-based, online and distance learning components, training seminars and industry conferences.
Each apprentice will receive instruction and training on auto glass replacement, ADAS calibration, windshield repair process, safe glass installation practices, auto glass tools and technologies, troubleshooting and diagnostics, and cost estimate preparation. To graduate, apprentices must pass the certified technician standardized test as specified by the Auto Glass Safety Council (AGSC).
Interested individuals can apply year-round through the Fix Network online recruitment platform. Applications will be reviewed by a committee.
To learn more about apprenticeship opportunities and qualifications, visit www.speedyglass.com/careers.
Source: Fix Network World