Luther service specialists were on the road to WyoTech, a premier school for automotive technicians in Wyoming, and interviewed a number of job candidates before hiring several.
Luther’s Tim Stoesz said they sought to recruit graduates from the five state region. Demand for techs is strong due to business growth. “We were very impressed when we went out, with how they run the school and what they do,” he said. WyoTech offers a condensed nine-month automotive course.
Brookdale Chrysler has the highest number of recuits from the school, with three. Service Manager Scott Fortune, who also made the trip to the Wyoming school, said he likes the school’s Mopar CAP (College Automotive Program), and the students he hired had impressive grade point average and attendance records.
Service Manager Floyd Skjerping at Jaguar Land Rover said his WyoTech hire is doing well and learning. It typically takes six months to a year before new technicians acclimate to British made products, he explained. English engineering is different than American and German designed vehicles.
New technicians can reach the journeyman level in two to three years if they work at it, said Stoesz. Brookdale Chevrolet hired two individuals from the school and White Bear Acura was looking into someone from the school.
Stoesz said Luther is branching out to explore other top rated schools, as well as area tech colleges with strong programs.