Mechanical Shops


You can rapidly grow a new technician by implementing the
 Mentors @ Work web-based Apprenticeship System.

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 mechanical 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.

A journeyman mechanical shop technician can produce between $125-225K 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 the mechanical industry 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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