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career ladder and lattice. How can one rise? Where
can you go with these technical skills if you are moving
both up the ladder and across the lattice?
There are numerous possibilities, but they have not
been well documented or shared. While the jury is still
out regarding the industry's view of this void at a macro
level, I recommend that you clarify it for your business.
Provide your techs with the best road map for
how to get from entry level to a Master Tech. Include
the schedule of training that you expect them to take,
as well as the other opportunities available in your
company if they elect to step away from the technician
role. Having a guide based on training investments you
are making in your team is a differentiator in recruitment
and retention.
THE EVOLVING TECHNICIAN
It's an exciting time to be joining the transportation
industry - as the automotive, diesel, collision, and aviation
industries are on the cusp of a major revolution
with battery electric vehicles, autonomous vehicles, alternative
fuels, and all kinds of investment in evolving
technologies, it's vital we talk about where this technician
career is going.
People often ask me if technicians will even be needed
in 10 or 25 years. The answer is quite clear: YES. While
the technologies are advancing quickly, internal combustion
engine (ICE) vehicles will still be with us for
the next twenty-five years. Additionally, there are $30
billion in classic car collections worldwide. Skilled techs
are needed to maintain these investments. Therefore,
demand for talent to service ICE vehicles will be required
for at least three more decades.
Similarly, service repair has already evolved to welcome
hybrids. It will continue to expand as more electric vehicles
come to market. While those who service these
vehicles require different skills involving peak knowledge
of electricity, circuitry and battery maintenance
or replacement, even electric vehicles will continue to
require lubricants, brakes, tires and software upgrades.
The future will certainly include autonomous trucking,
delivery drones, electric or hydrogen vehicles, and
mobility pods, along with all the advanced robotics,
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