Karl Academy

The Academy of Karl Automotive Training program (AKAT) is designed to not only provide automotive skills, but start your career as an expert in the automotive industry as well as provide the opportunity to advance to all aspects of Karl Auto Group. As a student, you will earn as you learn, gaining the knowledge to move from Automotive Maintenance Inspection Apprentice to Automotive Maintenance Technician and finally Automotive Maintenance Master Technician.

GM CERTIFICATION EARNED

During your first training period, you will earn GM training credits to complete the required courses to earn your diploma as a Maintenance Inspection Technician. This is accomplished through web-based training, on-demand Virtual Classroom courses, on-the-job real-world training at Karl, and finally a hands-on classroom course at your local community college.

Your second training period will advance you to Automotive Maintenance Master Technician. Here, you will use the knowledge and skills you acquired during your AKAT experience to provide world-class service to our customers. You will also become a mentor technician, assisting in the training of Automotive Maintenance Inspection Apprentices. All of your GM training will be documented in the General Motors Center of Learning, where you will have access to your personal training path.

This program is not just a job, but a career path that can provide a future for you and your loved ones. Many jobs can be outsourced in today's market. This career can't. It will provide you with job security and the highest level of training to give you the edge needed to become a more valuable employee.

HIGH TECH SKILLED CAREER

Next, you will have the opportunity to advance to the next level of your career as a Certified GM Technician. The AKAT program provides you with the training and assistance to become a Certified GM Technician. After achieving this level, you will be given the opportunity to take the hands-on assessment, which will qualify you as a GM Master Technician. After passing eight of these assessments, you can become a GM World Class Technician - the highest level of GM Technician that is achievable. Your training doesn't end there. The AKAT Program is an ongoing training program with new courses added to your training path each year.

A CAREER THAT PAYS WITH ON-THE-JOB EXPERIENCE

What does this career cost you? How about nothing? You will earn a paycheck along with benefits, including uniforms, paid vacations, continuous educational courses and much more. Benefits include health, dental, vision and retirement.

ABOUT KARL AUTO GROUP

Karl Auto Group is a growing, nationally-recognized, premier dealership group. We work as a team to provide each of our customers with an outstanding automotive experience. Honesty, integrity, trust and respect are the cornerstones of how we treat our customers and teammates - and the foundation of a great work environment. Since 1978, Carl Moyer made a promise to invest in the customer and provide a premier automotive experience. That philosophy started to pay off and still rings true today. Karl Chevrolet is one of the top-rated Chevrolet dealers in the country as well as the No. 1 GM Certified Pre-Owned Dealer in the Nation and Iowa's No. 1  Dealer for All Brands.

ABOUT CERTIFIED SERVICE DEPARTMENT

Karl Chevrolet has the most extensively trained and awarded service department in the U.S. At our Ankeny location, each of our 45 technicians has earned a 100% in GM training with 21 achieving GM Master Technician and 14 achieving the highest honor of GM World Class Technician. No other GM dealer in the nation even comes close. All of our other dealerships are following the same path.

BECOME PART OF THE KARL FAMILY

CONTACT THE SERVICE MANAGER AT YOUR DESIRED LOCATION

ANKENY: Joel Heaberlin at 515.299.4300 or j.heaberlin@karlchevrolet.com

STUART: Mark Mozingo at 515.523.1201 or m.mozingo@karlchevroletstuart.com

WEBSTER CITY: Chris Keenan at 515.832.6638 or c.keenan@karlwc.com

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