Demand for Automotive Skills Rises Up

The demand for automotive skills is catching up faster with requirement pouring in for human resource to compensate the need. As per the study, the variable gap between the supply and demand for Human Resource is high in automotive sector when compared to other industries. Hundreds of jobs go unfilled due to shortage of manpower is pushing the Auto manufacturers in search for potential candidates to be employed in this field. In order to fix this vacuum various Technical Institutions are concentrating to train and place students in automotive plants situated across the United States.

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Worker at Ford Assembly Plant fixing the tyre rims of a Ford Explorer. Source: fleetowner.

Why this sudden rise in Demand?

The doomsdays of Financial Slowdown in the US have slowly faded away and the new economical policy by the Federal Government has bolstered the hopes of Industrial sector, by gearing up for new production lines and creating substantial employment opportunities. The growth is substantiated with the tremendous increase in automobiles hitting the freeways that has pitched for rise in Human Resource concentrated on the fields of mechanics and technicians to be placed in various departments.

Younger generation in America is more inclined towards the opportunities available in Software Industry is also a major factor contributing the rise and as more employees filing for retirement of services is causing a huge strain to the Industry. Auto Companies have focused to lure professionals with good salary package showering with the benefits to work in service outlets or factories. The salaries offered are typically ranging from $13 to $16.50 an hour on part-time basis.

Auto Industry expects to recruit well mannered and high skilled workers, who can work in any conditions by adapting the best possible methodologies. They also stress the need for professionals who can lead with Management Jobs.

How long the training process is and the costs involved?

Training process typically lasts for 1-2 years and automotive industry has increasingly become more niche integrating both electrical and computer training. Costs involving to attend technical school programs vary upon the degree and the number of years of schooling. As per the source it costs someway around $5000 for one year course of technical diploma and $8000 similar to that of a two year course.  Whereas, a two year associated degree costs about $10,000.

Who does offer the training programs?

There are numerous technical and research universities situated on the North-East, Midwest, Southern as well as in Western regions of the United States, which offer best in class trainings for the students. Some of them are listed below,

  1. Fox Valley Technical College, Grand Chute
  2. Northeast Wisconsin Technical College, Green Bay
  3. Northcentral Technical College, Wausau
  4. Lakeshore Tech College, Cleveland
  5. Moraine Park Technical College, Fond du Lac
  6. Mid-State Technical College, Wisconsin Rapids.

How much to earn?

As per the statistics taken from Bureau of Labor Statistics, the typical annual mean salary ranges from 41K for an entry level worker and 60K-80K for an experienced worker having an experience of min 5 years in the industry.  Some companies offer to pay 100K for Management jobs that depend upon the performance factor of an employee.

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