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Uncle Frank

February 20th, 2020 by

You Must Not Forget … What motivates the teenager to pursue a career in automotive service? Most all of us dreamed of working on performance cars and being really creative as we were coming along. I remember when my uncle, who owned numerous auto parts stores in Eastern North Carolina, was trying to help me […]

Time for your Apprentice? by IGONC President John Hill

October 21st, 2019 by

Hopefully you were able to attend ASTE and gain from the experience. What a great event! It is always so exciting  to see all of your industry friends and terrific instructors gathered in one place, all for the goal of improving  businesses and lives. Thanks to the entire team of staff (Bob & Tricia) and […]

IGONC Sponsors North Carolina Automotive Apprentice Program

July 19th, 2019 by

Written by Chasidy Rae Sisk for Autobody News In an effort to reduce the tech shortage problem, the Independent Garage Owners of North Carolina (IGONC) is sponsoring the North Carolina Automotive Apprenticeship Program. Employers can participate at no cost and students can obtain a free education while earning wages at a part-time job. “The North […]

IGONC Sponsors NC Automotive Apprentice Program

June 19th, 2019 by

IGONC Sponsors NC Automotive Apprentice Program By Chasidy Rae Sisk   In an effort to reduce the ongoing tech shortage problem plaguing the automotive industry, the Independent Garage Owners of North Carolina (IGONC) is sponsoring the North Carolina Automotive Apprenticeship Program. Employers can participate at no cost, and students can obtain a free education while […]

IGO Approved for Apprentice Program

May 14th, 2019 by

IGO was recently approved as an agency for the NC Apprentice program which will help in reducing the ongoing technician shortage. The way the program works high school students need to register with the program prior to graduation. They are then enrolled in a two-year community college to achieve a 2-year automotive degree while working […]