Fixed Ops Magazine 2024 Vol 21-2 - 28

FEATURE BY JAY GONINEN
TECHNICIAN
CRISIS
Dealers and OEMs Must Unite
O
ur industry had already struggled for decades
to consistently develop young technicians.
The last few years put our issues under a
magnifying glass.
The narrative that technicians receive from dealers has
changed from, " You're lucky to have a job " to " We'll
do just about anything to have you come work for us. "
What used to be as simple as posting a classified ad
and having a bunch of mechanics lined up ready to go,
has now shifted to the wild west of
dealers throwing themselves at technicians.
NOT
SIMPLY CHANGE -
POLAR OPPOSITE POSITIONS
We as a dealer body have no one to
blame but ourselves. We ultimately
created this massive problem while
our industry largely ignored the technician
shortage for many years. You
see, it wasn't always this way. As an illustration: I recall a
time when I was growing up in the business that it was
a cardinal sin to steal a technician from a neighboring
dealership.
We need to work together to get more young people
into the industry, while doing everything we can to retain
the technicians we already have. This is essential to
moving all of us forward in a healthier way. Of course, it
will take a commitment from Dealers.
We need to work
together to get more
young people into the
industry, while doing
everything we can to
retain the technicians
we already have.
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We obviously need to continue our
focus on profitability and having
stellar P&L's each month. But we also
need to take the development of
technicians into account. Although
this can often be viewed as an expense,
looking at it that way hurts
the long-term outlook for your dealership.
It is going to require the buyin
of Dealer Principals and OEMs for
this to gain any sort of traction.

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