Automotive camp helps need for vehicle technicians

WEATHERFORD, Texas — The need for auto technicians is increasing, according to a study conducted by the TechForce Foundation. The report estimates that the U.S. will be short more than 600,000 automotive, diesel and collision technicians by 2024 if current trends continue to hold.

An initiative in Weatherford, Texas, hopes to spark a passion for the industry in the youth that attend an annual automotive summer camp sponsored by the Southwest Ford car dealership and Weatherford school district’s Career and Technical Education Program. The event, held June 9 and 10, included hands-on experience in combustion engines, diagnostics and the workings