At WrenchWay, our mission is to improve and promote technician careers—and a major part of that involves working with schools.
For post-secondary schools, we have created a number of tools to help them improve and promote their technician programs by:
- Attracting more students to their program
- Connecting with more local shops and dealerships
- Helping them get the resources they need from shops
- Helping their students find part-time or full-time work
Check out the list below to learn more about our free solutions available to post-secondary schools with technician programs.
WrenchWay Top Schools: Attract More Students to Your Technician Program
Top Schools is a place where high school students can find all the information they need about the top post-secondary technician programs across the country.
Schools can easily create a Top Schools page for free to use in all of their recruiting efforts. These pages give students an in-depth look at all the things they want to know about technician programs, including:
- Program overview
- Tuition costs
- Faculty team
- Photos of facilities and equipment
- Videos of staff, students, and alumni
- Application link to apply
- And more
Schools who are interested in a Top Schools page can sign up for free on our website: Sign Up for a Top Schools Page!
WrenchWay Shop Talk Videos: Show Off Your Technician Program
Video is becoming more important for recruiting students and promoting technician programs. In fact, in a recent survey, 78% of schools said that video has a positive ROI when used to attract the right students to their program (Kaltura).
WrencyWay Shop Talk allows instructors and program admins to easily record simple videos that help attract students to their program and connect with local shops/dealerships. Popular videos topics include:
- Facility tours
- Showing off projects students are working on
- Testimonials from students and alumni
- Explaining how local shops can help out their program
All videos on the Shop Talk feed are public and include social share buttons that make it easy to promote the videos on multiple platforms.
WrenchWay School Connect: Connect with Local Shops & Dealerships
WrenchWay School Connect makes it easy for schools to build relationships with local shops and dealerships and get the resources they need to improve their program and educate their students.
Schools can browse a list of available resources listed by shops, or post requests for things like:
- Tools, parts, or equipment
- Advisory committee members
- Classroom supplies
- Work-based learning opportunities for students
- Shop tours
- And more
Reverse Job Posts: Help Students Find Part-Time Work at Shops
Reverse Job Posts make it easy for students to find part-time or full-time work while in school or after graduation. Unlike traditional job boards, students create a post outlining their skillset and what they’re looking for in a shop, and the shops reach out to them with job opportunities. The students’ contact information is kept 100% anonymous, and they don’t need a resume.
For instructors, the biggest benefit of getting their students to create Reverse Job Posts is when they get approached by local shops or dealerships looking for new technicians, they can just refer them to WrenchWay Reverse Job Posts. Shops can create a free profile to connect with the students and technicians looking for work. This takes the pressure off the instructor and puts the responsibility on the shop and the student.
Get Started—Create a Free WrenchWay Schools Account
For schools who are interested in using any of these free solutions, start by requesting a free WrenchWay account.
We also recently gave a demonstration of our WrenchWay Schools solutions. Check out the recording below.