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OPPORTUNITIES FOR CAREER CHANGERS

New people. New passions. New skills. New tech. Lifelong learning and love for what you do. If you’re looking to make a change, as well as carve out a bright future for yourself and your family somewhere you can earn while you learn, one of our programs could be what you’re looking for.

An Opportunity Not to be Missed

On any given day, there are hundreds of job openings across the country in this field. Research performed by Collision Week found that the industry needs at least 50,000 technicians to fill vacant positions at 40,962 collision repair businesses in the United States. What’s more, this is a rapidly evolving industry that promises exciting future prospects as well as long-term career growth and stability.

Through our internship model, you’ll experience job security and a source of income so you can focus on your education without worrying about your finances.

We provide the most up-to-date knowledge and dedicated training, making students from our programs highly sought after in the industry and preparing them for work today as well as tomorrow. The advanced skills that students gain here are comparable to that of an engineer.

For each successfully completed work rotation during your first year in the program, you’ll receive funds to pay down your tuition—that’s on top of your internship income!

The median salary is $56,862, with new workers starting at around $35,694 and highly experienced workers earning up to $87,321. If you find you’ve got a talent in one particular area and decide to master your skills, you could earn six figures as a specialized technician.

Our colleges help students gain employment in the industry prior to graduation through professional training (i.e., resume building, interview training, etc.) so you’ll have the skills to succeed.

From essential equipment to the latest welding and paintless dent repair tools, you’ll have access to everything you need to learn in the classroom and in the shop from. What’s more, you’ll receive a starter set of tools on day one that you get to keep when you graduate!

Students earn certifications that the industry demands as part of the program, which won’t just help you get hired, but could also help you earn a higher salary. The cost of these certifications is included for participating in a Collision Engineering program.

OLIVIA’S
STORY

From Classical Musician to
Collision Repair Apprentice

"I pursued degrees in music with the goal of becoming a professional classical musician. But when I learned about the under-representation of women in the automotive industry, I decided to transform my interest in cars into a career. I was drawn to collision repair because it represents the intersection of science, creativity, innovation and craftsmanship. The program provides the perfect opportunity for a career-changer like me to gain everything I need to be successful in the future.”