Kansas. September 12, 2018. Just when you thought finding technicians looking for careers in heavy-duty diesel or automotive maintenance was about as likely as finding a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow, here comes a company called S/P2 with a database of thousands of career tech students looking for jobs. No kidding.
Tech students looking for full-time or part-time jobs or internships are listing their resumes on the new SP/2 Careers site. According to company president, Kyle Holt, of the students who have posted resumes so far, there are 10,000 interested in heavy-duty diesel maintenance, 26,000 interested in automotive repair, 11,000 interested in collision repair and 12,000 interested in a career in welding.
The cost to access the S/P2 database starts at $100. Shops can search for candidates based on industry segment, geography, level of education (post-secondary or high school), and many other filters, according to Holt.
“We are excited to see the volume of resumes that keep coming in because it is a win-win for everyone,” he says. “Businesses that are committed to training, to safety and to growing their own techs can be matched with entry-level technicians as they transition into their careers. S/P2 is focused on helping fill the technician gap.
“We were confident we had something special here, but we didn’t realize we would hit this milestone so quickly,” he adds. “This is very promising for the shops, dealerships and employers out there who need these techs. It’s fulfilling to attack the technician shortage by helping automotive companies find entry-level technician candidates and helping career tech students find the right first employer.”
S/P2 provides online training to workers and students nationwide on industry-specific safety, pollution prevention, ethics and other soft skills and human resources topics. The company serves the automotive service, collision repair, heavy-duty diesel, welding, construction, cosmetology and culinary trades.