Are you looking at a training program so you can make more than minimum wage, and you think that garage door repair training may be a great career path for you? If so, there are a lot of different reasons why this may be a great job that is flexible and enjoyable, but you'll want to see if there is a decent job market for it in your area. Here are a few things you can do before you enroll in the training.
Call Around to Companies to Ask About Hiring
Call around to the different companies that service garage doors and ask the following questions so you can see if going into the repair field would be right for you:
- Amount of new hires a year
- Average wage per hours and hours available to work
- Options for health benefits
- Job uniform and tool requirements
These questions will give you an idea of who is hiring, who is always looking for more workers, what you'll need to work in the field, and what you can expect to make.
Inquire about Training Compensation
Some companies may need to hire more service providers so badly that they're willing to pay for your training, or they are willing to reimburse you when it's done. Ask the companies that you call if they have any program for this, or you can look for federal financial aid to help pay for the training.
Apply for Internships and Potential Job Placement
Are any of the companies currently hiring trying to place interns or people that are in training so they can be hired when training is finished? Find out if you can job shadow or work as an assistant to learn the different tricks of the trade, and so you can be considered as a full time employee when you get done with school.
You may want to look into additional training beyond just door repair, but also garage door insulation and opening system installation. This will allow you to get more work and have more job opportunities, which can help you earn more money when you are working with your trade. When you have a specialized training you have a skill that is valuable, so you can earn a higher wage than prior to the training. This means the money you have to spend on classes or tools will be worth the financial investment you have to make. Contact a business that offers garage door technician jobs for more information.