Wheeler’s Recognizes National Skilled Trades Day

May 1st, 2023 by

National Skilled Trades Day is a day to recognize and celebrate the skilled tradespeople who play an important role in our economy and society. On Wednesday, May 3, we take a moment to honor the skilled technicians who work tirelessly at General Motors (GM) dealerships to keep our vehicles running safely and efficiently.

Skilled trades are jobs that require specialized knowledge and training, often involving manual labor or technical expertise. These jobs can be found in a wide range of industries, from construction and manufacturing to healthcare and transportation. Skilled tradespeople are often the backbone of our infrastructure, working behind the scenes to ensure that everything runs smoothly.

At GM dealerships, skilled technicians are responsible for maintaining and repairing vehicles to keep them running at their best. These technicians are highly trained and skilled, with expertise in areas such as electrical systems, engine diagnostics, and suspension and steering systems.

They work with specialized tools and equipment to diagnose and repair issues, and they are constantly updating their skills to keep up with the latest advancements in automotive technology.

“Skilled technicians at GM dealerships play a crucial role in ensuring that our vehicles are safe and reliable,” said Mary Jo Wheeler. “They perform routine maintenance tasks, such as oil changes and tire rotations, to keep our vehicles running smoothly. They also diagnose and repair more complex issues, such as engine problems or transmission failures, to get our vehicles back on the road as quickly as possible.”

In addition to their technical skills, skilled technicians at GM dealerships are known for their customer service skills. They understand that having your vehicle in the shop can be stressful, and they work hard to make the experience as smooth and hassle-free as possible. They communicate clearly and effectively with customers, providing updates and answering questions throughout the repair process.

“National Skilled Trades Day is a time to recognize the hard work and talent of skilled technicians at GM dealerships and across the skilled trades industry,” said Wheeler. “These individuals are often the unsung heroes of our society, working long hours behind the scenes to keep everything running smoothly. We owe them a debt of gratitude for their valuable contributions to our economy and way of life.”

If you own a GM vehicle, take a moment on National Skilled Trades Day to thank the skilled technicians who work hard to keep it running at its best. Their expertise and dedication are truly invaluable, and we are lucky to have them as part of our communities.

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