Restoring You: Changing Lanes

Go from protecting lives to restoring them. Changing Lanes is a no-cost, 15-week Career Skills Program (CSP) training for service members transitioning into a collision/auto body industry career.

Restoring You: Changing Lanes

Go from protecting lives to restoring them. Changing Lanes is a no-cost, 15-week Career Skills Program (CSP) training for service members transitioning into a collision/auto body industry career.

Go from protecting lives to restoring them. Changing Lanes is a no-cost, 15-week Career Skills Program (CSP) training for service members transitioning into a collision/auto body industry career.

Transition from military service to collision repair

The transition from military service to civilian life can be a challenge. But Caliber is devoted to giving back to the men and women who have given so much to our country. Our Changing Lanes CSP training gives you new skills for a purpose-filled career in the collision repair industry.

New classes start every five weeks with job placement opportunities offered at one of our Caliber locations upon successful completion. Upon placement, Caliber will provide you with a Gearwrench professional tools package and tailored training plan to continue your career path.

Ready to learn more about our Changing Lanes program?

What to expect

  • No cost

  • Job placement at one of our 1,400+ locations

  • 90% hands-on training

  • Trained in Caliber processes & procedures

  • Training on production vehicles

  • Trained in tool identification

  • Learning Disassembly/Reassembly

  • Learning Plastic & metal repair and welding methods

  • Mechanical aptitude required

  • Training schedule Monday-Friday (8:00am-5:00pm)

  • Over 20 I-CAR certifications

FAQs

Have more questions? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions about this program for more in-depth answers.

Program & Training
  • Are tools provided for the training?

  • Are exams administered after each phase of training?

  • Is having access to the internet required for the program?

  • Is auto body repair experience or mechanical experience required?

  • Is computerized measuring taught at the Academy?

  • Do I learn restoration repair during this program?

  • Is painting offered with this program?

  • If I have experience in a particular subject of the course, will I be able to test out early on that subject?

  • Can I use my vehicle as a project during the program?

Hiring
  • When will I receive my offer letter?

  • What are the typical work days at an actual Caliber Collision center?

  • Are veterans allowed to attend the program?

  • Am I obligated to work for Caliber upon successful completion of the program?

  • Can I pick my center location after graduation?

  • Will I have a mentor at the center where I will be working after graduation?

  • Will I be able to serve in the Guard or Reserve while working for Caliber Collision?

Benefits/Perks
  • What is the earning potential at Caliber?

  • Is transportation provided for TDY personnel to attend?

  • Are living arrangements provided for students out-of-town?

  • Does Caliber provide moving expenses to graduates for relocation after training?

  • How long do I have to work with Caliber to keep the newly issued tools?

  • Do I receive college recognition for this program?

Enrollment and Eligibility
  • Is the program open to all services?

  • When am I able to attend - how far out can I sign up?

  • Is there a physical requirement to attend the Changing Lanes Academy?

  • Is there an assessment to complete prior to signing up for the program?

  • Once enrolled, am I subject to discipline and upholding the standards of the Academy and program?

  • Do I need a Drivers License to attend the program?

  • How many times will I be allowed to take the Mechanical Assessment to obtain a satisfactory score?

  • Do I have to be out of the Military to attend this program?

  • How far should I sign up for the program to ensure that I have a guaranteed seat?

  • How do I obtain the packet for my commander to sign?

  • Do I have to have permission from my Chain of Command to attend enrollment?

  • Do I have to take leave to attend this program?

  • Am I allowed to go TDY from my base to attend this course?

  • Am I allowed to participate in more than one Career Skills program?

  • Does this program support the Career Skills and Skills Bridge requirements and guidelines?

  • Am I eligible for the program if I am being Chaptered from the military?

Our Story

Learn what makes Caliber the leading collision center in the U.S. and why it's a great place to work.

Key Benefits

  • 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)

Are you qualified and interested in joining the Caliber team?