The men and women of the armed forces have given so much to our country. We wanted to give back to them to not only ease their transition to civilian life but also give them a career they can feel good about.
Our Changing Lanes program is a no cost, 18-week collision repair industry training for military service members. We give them the skills they need to build a career with the same purpose and values they developed while serving in the military.
Since its inception in November of 2016, the program has grown significantly. We started with a location in Fort Bragg, NC initially training 10 military service members. In April 2017, we added a location at Fort Hood in Killeen TX with 16 trainees, then added a Fort Carson location in June 2017. By the end of the year we had 96 graduates. The program continued to grow in 2018 with more than 250 total graduates across all three facilities.
- Classes start every 7 weeks
- Hands on training
- Graduates receive a Snap-On tool package valued at $12,000
- Job placement at 600+ Caliber locations across the US
- Earning potential:
- 1st year – $42,500
- 2nd year – $65,000
- 5th year – $80,000
A few graduates from our Fort Bragg facility shared their thoughts:
“The instructors are helpful and strive to develop me into a great independent technician. Because of Caliber, I now feel comfortable with my transition (into civilian life).” – Alex P.
“I’ve learned about and repaired vehicles in the program that I never thought I would ever imagine fixing by myself…I’m thankful for Caliber and am very excited to start in the auto technician trade.” – Brandon K.
“(Changing Lanes) seemed ideal for me because it was all hands-on and I love to work on cars. So, I signed up and it has been the best choice I think I could have made for myself.” – Justin G.
We’re excited to continue training and adding military service members like these to the Caliber team in 2019. If you or someone you know is transitioning out of the military and would be interested in the program, contact us below.