It’s no secret that the lack of qualified service technicians has become a serious problem for many auto dealerships. Various solutions have been proposed, and many dealers now partner with community colleges to try and fill the gap with education and training. Even the auto makers are addressing the shortage and getting in on the service education: Volvo recently announced that it will build a new training center called “Volvo Cars University” in South Carolina to produce more technicians who can repair the company’s increasingly high-tech vehicles.
“I see this as an investment in people and will become a place where our teams will develop new skills and grow with our collective business,” said Anders Gustafsson, president of the Swedish automaker’s U.S. division.
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