After years of working temporary jobs, Cody Flores finally has some stability. “I Love it. I really like my new job,” said Flores, trainee technician at Retting’s Auto Body Shop. “I went from painting houses to painting cars and learning the ins and outs of the auto industry.” Flores’ training program included identifying the necessary tools for specific jobs, preparing estimates and assisting in repairing vehicles and replacing parts. What’s most surprising, according to Flores, is the amount of math used on a daily basis and the attention to detail.
Retting’s Auto Body Shop has been in business for over 40 years. They repair damaged automobiles, do quality inspections and provide superior service, according to body shop manager, Bob Allen. When presented with the opportunity to hire a worker through the On-the Job Training program, Allen said it was a win-win for all. “We got an outstanding worker-a go-getter,” Allen smiled as he described Flores. “His warm personality and willingness to learn the trade has made training him a delight.”
After five months on the job, Flores completed the training phase of the program. He’s now an auto body technician. He’s excited about his new career and looks forward to a bright future. “The supportive staff and working environment has made this journey worthwhile," Flores said.