Cultivating Expertise: The Value of Technician Apprentice Programs According to CmySkills’ Community

In the ever-evolving automotive industry, nurturing new talent cannot be overstated. CmySkills, a community invested in support of auto service professionals, surveyed its 400k+ followers on Instagram to gauge the prevalence of apprentice programs in their workshops.  A Resounding Endorsement for Apprenticeships An overwhelming 84% of respondents confirmed the presence of a technician apprentice program…

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The Preferred Pathways of Tomorrow’s Technicians: Insights from CmySkills’ Community Survey

An Instagram survey conducted by CmySkills among their 400k followers, who are automotive enthusiasts, revealed interesting preferences regarding their future careers in the automotive industry.  Collision repair (49%) was the most preferred sector, followed by general repair and maintenance (30%) and dealership service (21%). This indicates a desire for careers that are not just jobs…

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The Preferred Pathways of Tomorrow’s Technicians: Insights from CmySkills’ Community Survey

When faced with the crossroads of career decisions, the compass of choice among the automotive enthusiasts of CmySkills’ robust Instagram community of over 400k followers points decisively toward the sectors that promise not just a paycheck, but passion and personal fulfillment. Collision Space: The Leading Preference A striking 49% of respondents envision their future amidst…

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The Toolbelt Generation: How Gen Z’s Vocational Vigor Bolsters the Auto Repair Industry

You know CmySkills is onto something with its first of its kind skills-based platform for both technicians and shops, with both sides using our unique 2-tiered skills profile to show and seek the right fit. WSJ – 4/1/24 – https://www.wsj.com/lifestyle/careers/gen-z-trades-jobs-plumbing-welding-a76b5e43?mod=djem10point  The narrative of success for the newest generation entering the workforce is being rewritten. Gen…

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Gen Z Chooses Tools Over Textbooks: The Rise of the Toolbelt Generation

Gen Z is rejecting traditional college paths and embracing skilled trades like auto repair. This “Toolbelt Generation” values hands-on work, avoids student debt, and enjoys job security in a growing field. CmySkills is a platform that connects these technicians with shops, using a unique skills-based system to ensure a perfect fit. Here’s why Gen Z…

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Embracing the Tools of Tomorrow: How Gen Z’s Shift to Trade Skills is Reframing Success

The employment landscape is shifting, with Generation Z gravitating towards skilled trade careers over traditional ‘desk jobs’. CmySkills.com, a community of over 500,000 members, is at the forefront of this change, championing the move away from the four-year degree and towards vocational education. The Rise of the New Collar Worker Young professionals are choosing vocational…

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AI solutions for insurers and repair facilities helped CCC grow in 2023

In 2023, CCC saw significant growth in revenue, reaching $886.5 million, an 11% increase from the previous year, largely attributed to its advancements in AI solutions for insurers and repair facilities. Githesh Ramamurthy, CCC’s Chairman and CEO, highlighted the pivotal role of AI in the company’s success, noting a shift in client conversations towards addressing…

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Navigating the Technician Talent Crunch: Insights from CmySkills’ Industry Survey

Introduction The automotive repair industry is currently facing a critical challenge: finding and retaining qualified technicians. As technology advances and vehicles become more complex, the demand for skilled professionals who can navigate the nuances of modern automotive repair has surged. To better understand this pressing issue, CmySkills.com conducted a survey among its 380,000 Instagram followers,…

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