National Apprenticeship Week

National Apprenticeship Week is November 15-21, 2021 as recognized on a national and local levels. North Carolina Governor, Roy Cooper, proclaims National Apprenticeship Week 2021. See proclamation here. National Apprenticeship Week (NAW) a nationwide celebration where industry, labor, equity, workforce, education, and government leaders host events to showcase the successes and value of Registered Apprenticeship for

IGONC Brings Automotive Apprenticeships to South Carolina

Raleigh, NC – The Independent Garage Owners of North Carolina (IGONC) is expanding their apprenticeship program to South Carolina. The North Carolina Apprenticeship Program currently operates in North Carolina and is sponsored by IGONC. Due to an increased demand and effort to expand, the apprenticeship program is now available in South Carolina. The program was

National Apprentice Week – Meet our current apprentices

  National Apprentice Week is wrapping up and we could not be more proud of our current apprentices. Here is a quick view of our six apprentices:   First up we have Bridgette with L & N Performance Auto Repair in Blowing Rock, NC. Owner Lucas Underwood says “Bridgette is genuinely an asset to our

18 Tips for Succeeding During Your Zoom Interview

In the midst of a COVID-19 pandemic, Zoom has become a household name. More employers may choose to conduct an interview using video conferencing software. This is because it tends to be more convenient for remote positions or initial screening interviews. Since this type of interview is a bit different than a traditional in-person interview,

Tips for Maintaining an Electric Car

EVs Can Be Easier to Maintain Than Gas Vehicles Electric vehicle (EV) powertrains are much simpler than internal combustion engines. They have significantly fewer parts, and those parts are much smaller and lighter. In fact, most EV motors can be carried by one person. These motors don’t require oil changes, spark plug replacement, or oil

What The Fabricated? Worst DIY Car Modifications

Since the first cars were sold, mankind has gotten the idea that we can improve this, beyond the factory options, and sometimes that’s true. However, there are instances where this idea goes horribly wrong. Just when I thought an over abundance of zip ties, JB Weld, and duct tape holding a car together was bad,

Tesla Semi orders pile up at Walmart

The Tesla Semi was supposed to be here by now, but if you’ve watched the electric carmaker in the past, you know deadlines aren’t really CEO Elon Musk’s jam. But, that hasn’t stopped companies from signing on the dotted line to reserve the upcoming electric semi truck. On Tuesday, Walmart Canada once again put its money where it mouth is and

3 Electric Vehicle Maintenance Areas You Don’t Want to Skip

Electric vehicle maintenance may not be nearly as involved as what’s required to keep a traditional gas-powered automobile on the road, but you might be surprised by just how much crossover there is between the two systems. Even though they don’t require oil or fuel, electric vehicles (EVs) still use similar components as other cars