St. Paul, MN, November 15, 2022 – Fix Network World, the global leader in collision, glass and mechanical repair services, proudly announces the approval of the Fix Network Apprenticeship Program (FNAP) in the state of Washington for automotive glass technicians.
The Washington State Apprenticeship and Training Council voted unanimously last month at their quarterly meeting to approve the workforce development program. This Registered Apprenticeship is governed by standards outlined under WAC 296-05-009 and covers training at Speedy Glass centers in the states of Washington and Oregon.
FNAP will be the first Automotive Glass Apprenticeship of its kind in the USA. The program’s goal is to elevate the quality of automotive technicians being trained in the glass industry by offering an effective and efficient pathway to certification in auto glass repair and replacement services. The program aims to attract a diverse and inclusive workforce and create job opportunities for individuals seeking a career in skilled trades.
“The automotive glass industry in North America represents an incredible opportunity for individuals seeking a rewarding and long-lasting career,” Steve Leal, president & CEO, Fix Network World said. “As vehicles become more technologically complex, we will need trained and certified technicians who can provide quality repair services based on recognized safety standards. The Fix Network Apprenticeship Program aims to train technicians who can provide this elevated standard of care.”
Workers will benefit from 2,000 hours of paid, comprehensive on-the-job training under the supervision of journeyperson level auto glass technicians. The program also includes paid supplementary classroom-based, online and distance learning components, training seminars and industry conferences.
Each apprentice will receive instruction and training on auto glass replacement, ADAS calibration, windshield repair process, safe glass installation practices, auto glass tools and technologies, troubleshooting and diagnostics, and cost estimate preparation. To graduate, apprentices must pass the Certified Technician standardized test as specified by the Auto Glass Safety Council (AGSC).
Interested individuals can apply year-round through the Fix Network online recruitment platform. Applications will be reviewed by a committee. To learn more about apprenticeship opportunities and qualifications, visit https://www.speedyglass.com/careers/.
ABOUT FIX NETWORK
Fix Network is a global leader in the automotive aftermarket services sector, consisting of Fix Auto, NOVUS Glass, ProColor Collision, Speedy Auto Service and SRP brands. Our locally owned and operated collision, glass and mechanical repair facilities offer hassle-free vehicle care and services. Our company and our network continue to grow nationally and globally, thanks to a solid foundation based on entrepreneurship and innovation. With over 2,000 points of service around the world, Fix Network is the premier global automotive aftermarket services solution.
In the United States, the Fix Auto brand is owned by Fix Network and licensed by Driven Brands.
ABOUT SPEEDY GLASS
Speedy Glass is a longstanding, trusted brand that consumers have come to rely on for solutions to all their automotive, residential and commercial glass needs. As an established industry leader for more than 70 years, Speedy Glass has a reputation for safety and for delivering the best service and quality products for our customers. Speedy Glass US is owned and managed by Fix Network, a global leader in the automotive aftermarket services sector. For more information, visit speedyglass.com.