Advanced Collision Repair and Refinish - Damage Analysis and Estimating, Pre-Apprentice
Do you enjoy physical tasks and working with your hands? Do you have a commitment to safety and pay attention to detail? Have an interest in automotive and machine repair?
Then you may be a good fit for Job Corps’ Advanced Collision Repair and Refinish – Damage Analysis and Estimating Pre-Apprentice training program. Pre-apprenticeships are focused on preparing students for a successful experience in a Registered Apprenticeship Program (RAP). That means your hands-on training will be based on industry standards in order to prepare you for high-skill, quality employment.
On the job, you will ...
- Prepare vehicles for inspection by providing access to damaged area
- Analyze damage to determine appropriate methods for overall repairs
- Gather details of the incident/accident necessary to determine the full extent of vehicle damage
- Perform inspection of structural and non-structural components
- Identify cost-effectiveness of the repair
- Determine the approximate vehicle retail, recyclable and repair value
Some of the career options you will have ...
Most Advanced Collision Repair and Refinish – Damage Analysis and Estimating Pre-Apprentice graduates go to work for body shops, including independently owned body shops and those found in car dealerships.
The credentials you will earn ...
This is the first level of Advanced Training offered in the Auto Collision series. In the Advanced Collision Repair and Refinish, Pre-Apprentice program, you can earn industry credentials and certifications from United Auto Workers (UAW) upon completion of the program. Students will also have the opportunity to earn other industry-recognized credentials from such organizations as:
- National Institute of Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)
- National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF)
- Safety and Pollution Prevention (SP2)
Students should also earn a state-issued learner’s permit and driver’s license upon completion of the program.
What you’ll need to start training ...
- High school diploma or the equivalent (can be earned at all Job Corps centers)
- Complete a basic Job Corps Automotive and Machine Repair career technical training program
- Passing scores on all written and performance tests
- Meet academic (math and reading) requirements
- At least 17 years old
- Positive attendance and progress record
- Written recommendation from Job Corps center personnel
- Health clearance at current center
- Strong work ethic and determination to succeed