California-based Caliber Collision Centers, an operator of collision repair facilities in California and Texas, recently honored two individuals for outstanding achievement in the collision repair industry.
Paul Stone and Jack Nanigian, both first-year apprentices at Caliber’s Chino Valley, Calif. location, received starter tool sets worth $2,500 each for their reported outstanding progress in Caliber’s Mentors At Work apprenticeship program.
“Tools are precious to any technician working in the automotive industry,” said Alex Gonzalez, manager, Caliber Collision Centers – Chino Valley. “It’s how our employees make their living and feed their families. That’s why we’re proud to present these gifts to two well-deserving individuals.”
“Tool costs can be a deterrent when attracting top quality entry level people to this industry,” added Bill Lawrence, Caliber’s president & COO. “By offering a tool reward incentive package through our apprenticeship program, we have removed this barrier. Our ‘earn while you learn’ program helps ensure that we will have the highest quality new talent as we continue to serve our customers and grow our business.”
Both Stone and Nanigian have studied the collision repair field under the watchful eye of J.C. Baccus, Caliber’s master mentor. Baccus is a veteran of 25 years in the collision repair industry.
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