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Black’s Tire Service has created a pre-apprentice program for high school students and a full apprenticeship program for graduates of that program and older students interested in the trade. The tire dealership is building the capacity to offer both programs at all of its locations throughout the Carolinas.

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Black’s Tire Service Inc. has developed a scalable training program to help build its next generation of technicians. And it’s building that bench of essential employees with the help of state tax credits and reimbursements.

Gary Collier, a former high school trade educator, is leading the effort at Black’s Tire Service. The tire dealership has developed a pre-apprenticeship program in conjunction with high schools throughout North and South Carolina. And when students complete that program, they can move on to a full state-endorsed apprenticeship.

Students earn school credit, are paid for their time, all the while Black’s Tire Service is helping solve one of its most critical needs – employees to fill the technician gap. Collier shares the details in the most recent episode of The Modern Tire Dealer Show.


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