Embracing Career Development Tools in the Auto Industry: Insights from CmySkills’ Survey


In an era where career development and continuous learning are pivotal, employers in the auto industry are increasingly recognized as key players in facilitating their employees’ growth. Understanding the landscape of support provided by employers, CmySkills.com conducted a comprehensive survey among its 380,000 Instagram followers. The survey aimed to uncover whether auto industry professionals are equipped with tools by their employers to track career progression, identify education opportunities, and receive career path suggestions. This blog post delves into the findings of this survey, exploring the significance of these tools in nurturing talent and shaping the future of the auto industry.


The survey presented a straightforward question to its participants: Does your employer provide you with a tool to track career progression, education opportunities, and career path suggestions? The response was overwhelmingly positive, with 69% of respondents affirming that their employers do provide such tools. This indicates a substantial majority of employers in the auto industry are investing in the development of their workforce.

However, the survey also highlighted that a significant portion of the workforce, 31%, still lacks access to these crucial career development tools. This discrepancy underscores a gap in the industry’s approach to employee development and suggests an area ripe for improvement.


The findings from CmySkills’ survey shed light on a critical aspect of employee satisfaction and retention: the provision of career development tools. For the 69% of professionals who have access to these resources, it suggests a positive environment where employees feel supported in their career aspirations. This support not only aids in personal growth but also benefits employers by enhancing job satisfaction, which in turn can lead to higher retention rates and a more skilled workforce.

On the flip side, the 31% of employees without access to such tools represent an opportunity for the auto industry to evolve. The absence of these resources can lead to a feeling of stagnation and lack of direction for professionals, potentially impacting their job satisfaction and loyalty.


The survey conducted by CmySkills.com provides valuable insights into the current state of career development support within the auto industry. With a significant majority of employers providing career development tools to their employees, it’s clear that there’s a strong trend towards fostering an environment of growth and learning. However, the survey also identifies a crucial area for improvement, highlighting the need for a more inclusive approach to career development.


The auto industry stands at a crossroads, with the potential to fully embrace the importance of career development tools for all its professionals. Employers who have yet to offer these resources should consider the benefits of doing so—not only for their employees but for the health and competitiveness of their business as well. As we move forward, it’s imperative for the industry to close the gap, ensuring that every auto technician and professional has the tools they need to grow, succeed, and contribute to the industry’s future.

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CmySkills.com is committed to supporting both employers and employees in the auto industry. By providing resources, insights, and a platform for development, CmySkills aims to empower professionals to navigate their career paths effectively and help employers enhance their support mechanisms for their workforce. Together, we can drive the auto industry towards a future where every professional has the opportunity to achieve their full potential.

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