If you are considering becoming an auto mechanic, 2023 is shaping up to be a great year to pursue your passion. With the high rate of inflation in the US, fewer people are buying new cars, which means they must maintain or repair their existing vehicles. Recent research shows that, in 2023, there will be an estimated 76 million vehicles aged 16 years or older in the US.
Additionally, there is a shortage of skilled auto technicians, making the demand for mechanics even higher. According to the National Automobile Dealers Association, the industry needs approximately 37,000 more trained technicians than it currently has.
All this means that if you have the necessary training, skills, and education, you’ll likely have plenty of opportunities to find your dream job.
- Basic automotive maintenance
- Diagnostic procedures
- Effective repair methods
- Use of specialized equipment and technology
- The understanding of electrical systems, HVAC, engines; suspension, steering and brake systems; and transmissions.
Or, if light, medium, and heavy-duty trucks are more your thing, our Diesel Technology program can teach you all of the above for diesel-powered vehicles.
Additionally, you’ll learn other skills that potential employers desire, such as:
- Problem-solving skills
- Attention to detail
- Interpersonal skills and
- A good work ethic
Get Technical Training at J-Tech and Get to Work!
If you’re an aspiring gearhead with a passion for cars and trucks and the desire to work with your hands, J-Tech Institute can provide you with the training you need to jumpstart your career as an Automotive Technician or a Diesel Mechanic. Contact us today to learn more, or to schedule your visit to our 168,000 square-foot facility in Jacksonville, FL.