Collision repair technicians, also known as automotive body and glass repairers, are trained professionals who replace, restore and refinish automotive frames, bodies, windshields and windows. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports these professionals can expect employment growth of eight percent from 2016-2016. Here is information on where students can find collision repair training schools and what the training all entails.
What it Takes to Be a Collision Repair Technician
To become a collision repair technician, you should complete a formal training program and obtain certification. Although some may receive on-the-job training, most technicians complete a training program. This type of training does not usually have prerequisites other than a high school diploma.
As a student in a collision repair program, you’ll complete classroom assignments and practical courses, which are designed to give hands-on training. Many of the programs require students to complete internships at service stations or auto body shops.