Collision and Paint


Mentors @ Work provides a web-based Mentoring
System specific to the collision industry.

Mentors @ Work provides a web-based Mentoring/Apprenticeship System that gives you the ability to grow your own employees in your shop. The Mentors @ Work System:

  • Helps shop owners and managers attract Apprentices
  • Provides information on successful training methods
  • Through "We'll Manage It!", Mentors @ Work will provide one-on-one mentor training, apprentice orientation, bi-weekly "Coach Call" management of the duo and periodic in-depth analysis sessions.
  • Enhances owner or manager knowledge of their role in staff development
  • Establishes and evaluates Mentor and Apprentice candidates to determine if they can be successful...before the program is even started!
  • Evaluates the program's success from the owner's, the Mentor's, and the Apprentice's point of view regularly throughout the Apprenticeship process
  • Follows specific technical standards used by the collision industry
  • Outlines pay methods that recognize the contribution of the Mentor, the Apprentice, and meets the business alike

There is a shortage of quality employees in today's "trade" and "technical" occupations. Occupational Mentoring opens an important door for you to develop both new and current employees. See some Collision Industry Statistics on the technician shortage.

A journeyman collision repair technician can produce between $150-300K of annual billable output.

The key players in the Mentor/Apprentice System are:

  • The Program Coordinator - This is usually the owner, general manager, or office manager
  • The Mentor - A master or skilled journeyman who has the ability to teach those skills to an Apprentice
  • The Apprentice - An existing employee who can upgrade their job skills or an inexperienced person interested in the industry

Apprentice candidates exploring a future in collision repair look for businesses that:

  • Know what young people really want
  • Know how to look for talent and have an offer that makes sense
  • Want them as employees
  • Have a clear training system
  • Have clear standards for measuring advancement and success
  • Are interesting as long-term careers
  • Pay well

Employees using a specific training or Mentoring/Apprenticing system tend to be more loyal and stay longer with that company!


Employees grown in your own facility are more
likely to be loyal to your shop.

Most in-house training by small businesses is done "by the seat of the pants". There is no structure, no Mentor training, no accountability, no recognition,  and no tracking.  

Mentors @ Work provides a very precise system, including a proven owner/manager training system, as well as the Mentoring/Apprenticeship plan itself.  Mentors @ Work has training, testing, and tracking for everyone involved.

Mentors @ Work provides a unique method to build employees using web-based training and tracking to help business attract, train, and retain a better employee base.

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