Between Recycled Rides, Hire Our Heroes, Allies in Service and Heroes on the Water, it’s no mystery that those of us at Caliber are big on giving back to those who gave so much for our country. But for Military Service Members who are transitioning out of active duty, returning to civilian life can be an unexpected challenge. That’s why, in an effort to continue going the extra mile for our Military Service Members, Caliber is proud to push our military employment initiative: Changing Lanes.
The Changing Lanes program is driven to help Military Service Members find the stability and satisfaction of a promising career in the collision repair and auto body industry. Our free, 18-week career program aims to educate potential employees with the skills and training they need to not only be successful, but to be the best in the industry. Because, after all, if you want to be the best, you must learn from the best.
Through the course of the 18-week Auto Body Technician Training Program, trainees can expect hands-on, field appropriate training; work on real cars to produce real results. Plus, we’re I-CAR certified, which means they’ll be receiving the highest quality training in the industry. The training schedule takes place Tuesday through Friday, from 0700 to 1800 hours. And upon successful completion of the program, our goal is to successfully place graduates in opportunities within Caliber to help them hit the road.
Now, for those thinking, “Why Caliber?” Well, not only are we already the largest collision repair company in the nation, but we’re also the fastest growing. Meaning, even with 500+ collision centers and 10,000+ teammates, we’re always looking to add new, eager teammates to our culture. After all, the greatest reward for working at Caliber is our people. We’re driven by them, and without them we would go nowhere. That’s why we pour everything back into helping them succeed and grow. Some of the benefits we offer our employees include:
* Opportunity for career growth
* Competitive pay plans
* Paid time off
* Paid holidays
* Medical/Dental/Vision (first day coverage)
* Life insurance
* Disability plans (company-sponsored)
* 401(k) with company match
* Company-paid training (I-CAR, ASE)
Our first course has already hit the road to success and that group of active-duty military service members are set to graduate on March 17, 2017 in Fayetteville, NC. From there, we look forward to helping place them in positions all across the U.S.
If you, or anyone you know, may be interested in joining the Changing Lanes program, we encourage you to spread the word with friends or family returning from active duty.
For more information, visit www.CaliberCollision.com/ChangingLanes
Together, we can continue Changing Lanes and changing lives.