Graduate into a new career with Caliber's Technician Apprentice Program

It's that time of year … families and friends are celebrating high school graduates as they cross the stage and prepare for a new chapter of life. At Caliber, we're proud to celebrate the graduates of our Technician Apprentice Program (TAP).

TAP is an auto body technician apprentice program open to students, veterans and applicants of all skill levels and backgrounds who want to pursue a career in the automotive services industry. Caliber boasts more than 1,800 TAP apprentices and graduates currently involved in the program, and they are making a difference in the collision repair industry across the nation!

A report from the TechForce Foundation predicts more than 113,000 entry-level auto body technicians will be needed between now and 2026. TAP is Caliber's proprietary solution to address this growing need for automotive service technicians and to provide lucrative careers in the trade.

We are committed to developing a new generation of auto body technicians through TAP. On average, the apprenticeship program runs 10 to 12 months. During this time, TAP apprentices receive paid, on-the-job training from an experienced auto body technician mentor and receive competitive wages and benefits on day one when they graduate. Apprentice graduates earn industry-recognized auto body repair certifications and placement in a Caliber center.

TAP also creates career-expanding opportunities for senior auto body technicians, allowing them to share their knowledge as mentors and trainers. They can share their expert craftsmanship, years of experience and passion for automotive services with the next generation of Caliber collision repair professionals. Mentors earn special bonuses as TAP apprentices graduate and become certified Caliber auto body technicians.

Caliber's purpose, Restoring the Rhythm of Your Life®, isn't merely about providing an excellent customer experience and caring for our teammates. It's also about inspiring all teammates to reach their full potential. Interested in leveling up your career? Visit our website to take the first step to begin your TAP journey today!