Shops Would Do Well to Focus on Culture When Hiring Young Techs, Vo-tech Officials Say

By Tom Quimby Hiring the best and the brightest diesel mechanics during a technician shortage can require a change in tactics. As trade school officials told CCJ, it’s not just about offering a promising paycheck and a few tools to get started, it’s more about the entire compensation package, culture and sometimes even a jet plane. “We have employers come from all over the United States to recruit our students,” said Jim Mathis, president and CEO of WyoTech in Laramie, Wyoming. “Some employers fly their private jets in and load up students and take them back to their area to show off their shops and wine and dine them.” READ FULL ARTICLE>>