MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–ABRA Auto Body & Glass, a leading national damaged vehicle repair
company, today announced the grand opening of its new state-of-the-art
Career Development Academy.
The Academy is located in Eagan, Minnesota and will provide in-depth,
hands-on training to the next generation of auto body repair technicians.
Students arrived on campus early this morning for the first day of
classes in the ABRA SpringBoard™ Apprentice Technician program, a paid,
five-week training program. Upon successful completion of the program,
students will continue their apprenticeship through immediate employment
in an ABRA repair center.
The company received an overwhelming number of applications for its
first ABRA SpringBoard class, making the selection process both
difficult and rewarding. ABRA’s President and Chief Executive Officer,
Duane Rouse, said, “We are delighted to welcome these extremely talented
and bright individuals to our program. These students are the future of
our industry and we are pleased they have chosen to launch their career
This is the first of many planned programs at the Career Development
Academy. ABRA’s Chief People Officer, David Kuhl, says the company
intends to offer additional ABRA SpringBoard Apprentice Technician
programs along with many other learning opportunities for new and
existing team members. “Our company is founded on a culture of honesty,
integrity, developing talent and building teamwork. ABRA’s new Career
Development Academy presents another tremendous opportunity to do just
that. I am humbled by the outpouring of support we’ve received from the
community, our business partners, and prospective students over the last
several months as we prepared for today’s opening.”
Anyone interested in beginning a rewarding career with ABRA is
encouraged to should contact the ABRA Career Development Academy at
763.585.6362. Students can also apply online at www.abracda.com.
About ABRA Auto Body & Glass
Founded in 1984 and headquartered in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, ABRA is a
leading provider of vehicle repair services specializing in collision
repair, paintless dent removal, and auto glass repair and replacement.
ABRA’s mission is to be the best auto body and glass company in America
by providing quality repairs, in a timely manner, with friendly, helpful
service. For more information about ABRA visit www.abraauto.com
ABRA Auto Body & Glass
Laurie Janu, 763-585-6240
President of National Marketing