January 2024 Blog Posts

For a New Tech at a Gold Class® Shop, Pushing a Broom Can Lead to Being Groomed for Tech Job

01/10/2024 by I-CAR
Steady encouragement steered I-CAR volunteer Adan Ibarra in a direction that mainly benefits, depending on your perspective, either this former technician who now runs his own business or his 30 employees at Leading Edge Collision in Houston, where entry-level new hires start out pushing a broom but can quickly move up like 22-year-old production manager Kaleb Higginbotham. From the broadest of perspectives, it is the collision repair industry that’s better off with Ibarra in it. He heads efforts to support local schools as the chair of I-CAR’s Houston-Galveston committee and gives input as a member of I-CAR’s Member Council.