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Fleet Maintenance Technicians

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There are many ways to learn more about careers in vehicle and equipment maintenance. For example, you can read Government Fleet magazine ( and FLEETSolutions ( to learn more about the field. In high school, take as many shop and auto repair classes as possible, and see if you can also find a part-time job at a local auto repair shop. You should also participate in student competitions to build your skills and meet people with shared interests. SkillsUSA is a national membership organization for middle school, high school, and college students who are interested in pursuing careers in technical, trade, and skilled service occupations. It offers the following competitions that will be of interest to aspiring technicians: Automotive Refinishing Technology, Automotive Service Technology, Collision Damage Appraisal, Collision Repair Technology, Diesel Equipment Technology, and Motorcycle Service Technology. Visit for more information. Participating in information interviews with technicians is another good way to learn more about this career. Ask the following questions: What made you want to become a fleet maintenance technician? What type of tools and equipment do you use on the job? What’s the best way to prepare for this career? What should I do to break into the field?

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