The difficulty in finding and retaining qualified automotive technicians continues to be a challenge for shops of all sizes. A recent article by Benjamin Preston in the April, 2018 edition of Car & Driver magazine quotes figures from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, which estimates that an average of 76,000 mechanics will be needed each year from 2016 until 2026 to replace those who are retiring and to fill an estimated 46,000 new openings. The article offers an in-depth look at some innovative programs trying to fill the gap.

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