Industry needs nearly 14,000 new technicians each year just to replace those that left the trade.
The Collision Repair Education Foundation and I-CAR announced the release of an updated executive summary of the Snapshot of the Collision Repair Industry survey. The survey provides data on both the business environment and the technician workforce. Over 675 collision repair businesses responded to the survey, representing over 4,500 technicians. The survey provides insights on industry trends such as average age, incomes, entry-level worker task expectations, and more going back more than two decades.
Of particular concern for the collision repair industry, the percentage