College Pro strives to do more than offer young adults a job and a paycheck. Through structured training programs, College Pro aims to give both painters and franchise managers the chance to take a leading role in growing a business. The skills developed along the way stretch far beyond the usual business aspects. Painting and managing a business at a professional level require dedication. The job not only presents certain physical challenges, but it also gives your interpersonal, time management and prioritization skills a workout. For young adults interested in earning hands-on business experience, College Pro is a great option.
There are two ways to get involved with College Pro. There are painting positions and franchise management opportunities. You don’t have to be a business management major to get involved. Young adults with an entrepreneurial spirit are also invited to apply. Because franchisees are required to make a significant commitment, the selection process is rigorous. To see if you have what it takes, visit the College Pro website and take the quick online test. Beyond the application process, successful candidates go through a series of interviews.
Franchise managers go through a year-long development program while running their business. In addition to learning the ins-and-outs of the painting industry, future business managers receive training on planning, marketing and hiring. When you are finally in the driver’s seat, franchise managers get to put their skills to work by developing marketing strategies to attract new customers, using a P & L statement to track business results and motivating employees.
Running your own business is priceless real-world experience. But it is also requires strong dedication. Working as a College Pro painter might be a good start for many. Co-operating with a group of painters is a fun way to take on a challenge. By taking steps outside of your comfort zone, you can learn things about yourself you wouldn’t have known otherwise. It’s also a good way to get your foot in the door if you would eventually like to apply to be a franchisee. The experience of balancing a demanding job, while managing relationships, hobbies and your personal stress level, is rewarding in itself. And earning a paycheck is a nice bonus.