COLUMBUS, Ohio, June 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ten million new skilled workers are needed in the U.S. by 2020, and the nation's largest provider of vehicle glass repair and replacement services is helping fill the gap. Safelite AutoGlass® has become an Official Partner of SkillsUSA, a leading national career and technical education association.
Originally known as the Vocational Industrial Clubs of America, SkillsUSA serves more than 300,000 students enrolled in technical, skilled, and service occupation training programs each year. The curriculum emphasizes total quality at work – high ethical standards, superior work skills, life-long education, and pride in the dignity of work. SkillsUSA also promotes understanding of the free-enterprise system and involvement in community service.
As a result of the partnership, Safelite will help SkillsUSA with educational workshops, sharing expertise in resume-building and job interviewing skills. Additionally, Safelite's local operations managers will be able to work with instructors from the roughly 17,000 SkillsUSA chapters throughout the country to recruit highly skilled, professional vehicle glass technician trainees to support the company's continued business growth. Students completing SkillsUSA's automotive services classes will be a natural fit.
"At Safelite, we focus on our people as a key part of our business strategy and seek to hire top talent, which provides us the ultimate competitive advantage," said Natalie Crede, Safelite's senior vice president of people and leadership development. "We are thrilled to partner with a trusted education organization such as SkillsUSA. Not only do they teach students valuable technical skills in their desired profession, they also invest in cultivating and growing the student's employability skills. They grow 'Champions' that enter the workforce as well-rounded young adults. Upon graduation they exhibit strong leadership skills and an extensive community service portfolio – all things we look for in our employees."
About Safelite AutoGlass®
Safelite AutoGlass, founded in 1947, is the nation's leading provider of vehicle glass repair and replacement services, providing mobile service to more than 95 percent of the U.S. population in all 50 states. The Columbus, Ohio-based company employs approximately 10,000 people across the United States and serves more than 4.3 million customers annually. For more information, visit Safelite.com, or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
Media Contact: Melina Metzger, Safelite AutoGlass PR Manager, 614.210.9232, firstname.lastname@example.org
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