Where are the techs? Las Vegas newspaper explores rising demand for technically qualified auto repair techs

GM official fears running out of qualified personnel techs in the near future.


Auto repair shops and dealerships are looking for people who know technology as the auto industry has evolved into high technology over the past few decades and faces a serious shortage of qualified technicians, according to an article in The Las Vegas Review-Journal.

Today's cars are so complex that master mechanics are asked to deal with situations that would have required an engineering degree a few years ago. New powertrain technologies, hybrids, infotainment systems, electric powered vehicles and advanced engine design are among the issues facing technicians.

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