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Your Starting Line On the drive to success! Presented by
A Highway to Your Future ® 1 car or truck is sold every second of the day. ® 1, 000 miles of cars and trucks are serviced every day. ® The average owner keeps a car for 11 years. Source – National Auto Dealers - 2012
Did you know? v 37, 000 technicians are needed right now across the country v 75 new technician jobs are posted everyday here in Wisconsin We need YOU!
Road Map ® ® ® Getting on the Express Way The Road Leads to Getting to Work Learning Check Point On the Road to Excellence Getting on Track Fast Lane 10 Tips for Winning the Race Learn More Who’s on Our Team Reference Pit Crew Click left mouse button or space bar to advance
Getting on the Express Way Take this simple test to see if an automotive career is for you ® ® ® ® ____ I like working with my hands. ____ I like working with tools and computers. ____ I read magazines about cars, trucks and other motorized vehicles. ____ I am curious about how things work. ____ I would like to get more training to work on: ____ Engine performance and repair ____ Suspension and steering ____ Alternative fuel systems ____ Electrical and electronic systems ____ Painting and fabrication ____ Big rigs and diesel engines. ____ I am willing to keep my skills up-to-date with the changes in the automotive industry. ____ I am a hard and dependable worker. ____ I have a clean and current drivers license. If you’ve answered yes to these questions, an automotive/truck career may be for you. Return to Road Map
The Road Leads to… ® A modern dealership is a A modern dealership total transportation center: Its more then just selling and fixing cars. It is comprised of: ® ® ® ® Sales Department Service Department Parts Department Administration/Clerical Customer Relations Management Finance and Insurance Department
Automotive Careers Top 5 Automotive Industry Careers ® ® ® 3 Retail Sales Representative Sales Manager Technician Service Manager Bus, Truck, and Diesel Technician To Find out more information about Careers available in the automotives job market visit the National Auto Dealers Association at ® nada. org ®
And the Rewards The average dealership has an annual payroll of $2. 3 million with 52 employees. ® The average hourly wage in transportation industry tends to be above average ® Technical skills required for transportation service are transferable to many other jobs. ® Sources: NADA and Bureau of Labor Statistics Return to Road Map
Getting to Work ® In order to better prepare yourself for a career in the automotive market some employability requirements should be met to ensure success.
What You Need to Get the Job ® ® ® A high school diploma Proven math skills Good reading and comprehension skills Ability to get along and work well with others Good written and verbal communication skills ® ® ® Ability to follow directions Good interpersonal skills Desire to succeed Interest in Autos or Trucks Valid driver’s license and clean driving record Return to Road Map
Technical Education ® Technical education allows you to obtain specific skills. With a degree, diploma, or certificate you can earn higher wages!
Technical Education ® You can also gain valuable hands-on experience and obtain a bachelor or masters degree if you want to further your education
Automotive Youth Educational Systems 1 ® AYES is a partnership ® AYES partners with designed to help highparticipating automotive school students gain manufacturers, dealers, hands on experience, and selected high explore, and prepare for schools/tech prep schools entry level positions in the across the country. Talk to automotive technology your school counselor fields. Its an innovative today to find out if your approach to learning while school is an AYES site. in high-school. Check out the AYES Website to find out more!
Skills USA ® 9 Skills USA, a Career and ® With Skills USA, students Technical Student gain valuable information Organization (CTSO), is through out high-school offered in high-schools & and even technical colleges across college: You can even the nation. It is designed to obtain a high-quality job introduce and prepare throughout the automotive students associated in industry including jobs in trade, technical and skilled modern dealerships. service occupations. Check out Skills USA to find out more. Return to Road Map
Learning Check Points Click on this link to check out the Wisconsin Technical Colleges website. Explore college information, areas of study, cost of attendance, and so much more! Wi. Tech. Colleges. org Try this one to learn more about the Tech. Train program of continuing education for technicians at work! Auto Dealers Assn. of Mega Milwaukee - Tech. Train
Did you know? The largest, fastest growing segment of the emerging technical workforce involves careers that do not require a 4 -year degree. Technical workers comprise nearly 1/5 of all employment. 7 Return to Road Map
On the road to excellence ® In addition to technical college another way to gain valuable skills and qualifications is through Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification.
ASE Certification ® ASE tests and certifies automotive and truck technicians to ensure they are skilled and qualified in their field of service. ASE offers certification exams in the following areas: ® ® ® ® ® 1 Auto/Light Truck Alternate Fuels Medium/Heavy Truck Parts Specialist Collision Repair School Bus Engine Machinist Truck Equipment Advanced Series Specialty Test Return to Road Map
Getting on Track ® Making good career decisions is all about you. In order to start a career path you must gather information, make your career plans, and follow through.
How You Can Start if You are in Middle School ® Get your hands on the tools of the trade ® Take shop classes at school ® Fix things, figure out how mechanical things work ® Evaluate your experiences: do you like working with your hands, computers, putting things together? ® Check out local high schools to see if they offer automotive programs ® Help others work on cars, trucks, bikes, and motors
. . . If You’re in High School ® Demonstrate excellent work skills everywhere you go ® Take automotive classes/computer classes and other technical classes ® Meet with your guidance counselor and discuss Career Pathways and Programs of Study ® Document your skills and experience: build a portfolio ® Become an Automotive Youth Apprentice or AYES Student ® Get a job in the auto industry ® Maintain excellent attendance at school and on the job ® Seek out training options after high school ® Apply for scholarships ® Read automotive journals to stay current with industry trends
. . . If You’re in Technical College ® Invest the time to excel in your automotive or truck program ® Continue to build and polish your portfolio ® Network with industry professionals—find a mentor/advisor ® Go to auto shows to learn and expand your network ® Prepare for ASE exams ® Look at job postings to see what skills employers need ® Seek out opportunities to develop skills ® Get as much work experience as possible Return to Road Map
On Your Mark ® It is most productive to start your planning during your first few years of high school (freshman & sophomore year) as interests are always changing and new opportunities arise.
Get Set & GO…Career Awareness ® ® ® Create and update a “career planning folder” Determine the type of work and activities you like to do Visit individuals related to and working in your chosen career path Take time to focus on your skills and interests Identify all your career learning opportunities Return to Road Map
10 Tips for Winning the Race ® 1. ) ® 2. ) ® 3. ) ® 4. ) ® 5. ) ® 6. ) Set goals for yourself Be respectful, courteous, and considerate at all times Carry yourself in a confident manner Express yourself clearly and accurately (verbally and in writing) No one can do it alone, be part of the team! Strive for excellent attendance and be punctual ® 7. ) ® 8. ) ® 9. ) Know what your job is and accomplish all tasks to the best of your ability. Work hard and do your very best no matter what or how difficult the task is at hand Begin assignments or do what needs to be done without being told or asked ® 10. )Stay on top of changes in the industry GOOD LUCK!! Return to Road Map
Learn more about automotive and transportation careers. • Education • Career Counseling • Scholarships Career Resources Printable
… And Quick Stops for Even More Career Building Info Where the Opportunities Are Now Wis. Auto Dealers Foundation Scholarships Automotive Youth Educational System Return to Road Map
Who’s on our Team? www. watda. org www. adamm. org Return to Road Map
Career Resource Guide
More Career Resource Guide Snap-on Corporation Website: www. snapon. com Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Ph: 724 -776 -4970 Toll-Free: 877 -606 -7323 Fax: 724 -776 -0790 Website: www. sae. org Society of Collision Repair Specialists Toll-Free: 877 -841 -0660 Fax: 877 -851 -0660 Email: [email protected] com Website: www. scrs. com Wisconsin Auto Collision Technicians Association Ltd. (WACTAL) Ph: 800 -366 -9472 Email: [email protected] com Website: www. wactal. com Wisconsin Automotive Aftermarket Association (WAAA) Ph: 608 -240 -2065 Toll-Free: 800 -856 -9282 Fax: 608 -240 -2069 Website: www. waaa. com Wisconsin Automotive & Truck Education Association, Inc. (WATEA) Ph: 715 -8473 Website: www. watea. org Wisconsin Technical College System Madison, WI 53707 -7874 Ph: 608 -266 -1207 Fax: 608 -266 -1690 Website: www. witechcolleges. com Return to Road Map
Reference Pit Crew (or – where we learned what we did to create this show) 1. Automotive Youth Educational Systems (AYES) 2. Wisconsin Labor Market Information 3. Wisconsin Automobile & Truck Dealers Association (WATDA) 4. National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) 5. State of Wisconsin Dept. of Transportation 6. Wisconsin Technical College System 7. Other Ways to Win by Kenneth C. Gray 8. Norton Music (Intro. Music) 9. 9. Skills USA Return to Road Map