The Dent Academy aims to Educate and Grow technicians to Do It The Right Way in the art of Paintless Dent Removal. Wherever you may be in your PDR Career, The Dent Academy has a course to suit your needs; from having no exposure to the industry to an experienced technician seeking to maximise their earning capacity.
On completion of our Core PDR Hail Course each student on average would earn anywhere from $50k to $160k in the first 12 months. This is also reliant on what time the student completes the course in relation to the hail season and how much work they can acquire. From our statistics on 4 students that completed the Core PDR course around the same time it indicates that each one was able to recoup the cost of the course back by the following time frames:
Student 1 // Month 7 earnings $29,548.48 // Total 12 months Earnings $67,732.85 Student 1 came from a Corporate back ground as an office manager with very little to no experience working with tools and had no exposure with hand to eye coordination when working with tools. As a result it was a more measured progress when starting out but after the 4 week course and a bit more practise he was able to see a return on his investment within 12 months as he was earning more than $150k plus in annual turnover doing PDR.
Student 2 // Month 5 Earnings $32,386.36 // Total 12 months Earnings $95,209.48 Student 2 came from a Personal training background and had a bit more experience with his hands. As a result there has been a slight increase in revenue as he was able to learn on a quicker scale. Tthis specific student has excelled and after the 12 month mark and averaging $150-$200k+ in annual turnover.
Student 3 // Month 3 Earnings $28,685.69 // Total 12 months Earnings $140,511.11 Student 3 was a recent university graduate that was quite particular and precise with how he performs his duties and with some experience in the past with his hands picked the art of PDR up very well and resulted in a strong first 12 months. This student has excelled and is looked at as one of the techs that is at the top of his game in the industry.
Student 4 // Month 3 Earnings $31,435.69 // Total 12 months earnings $161,767.98 Student 4 was a very driven and highly motivated individual which has since completing this course has changed his life around completely coming from around $50,000 in debt to building a large property portfolio. He has had some successful years since this with some years earning up to $400-500k annually with a lot of drive and determination.
Across the globe hail occurs daily, it is completely up to you how much work and travel you take on. In the United States for example between 2008 and 2014, over $7 billion was paid out by insurance companies to repair hail damaged vehicles. A little closer to home, according to the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) 51 hail storms occurred in 2017 and 39 in 2018. The size of the catastrophe all depends on the size of the hail and the population size affected. For example, the storm which impacted Sydney in 1999 damaged over 40,000 vehicles.
Each year across all the major hail companies there are large numbers of international techs that are called upon. In one season you would expect anywhere from 300 to 500 international techs invited to fill vacant positions in Australia due to the supply and demand in the peak hail season. Companies will always seek to fill positions with domestic PDR technicians first giving you confidence your skills will be in high demand.
Currently there are no industry standards or bodied certification within the PDR industry. As a result, quality and standards within the PDR industry are very inconsistent. This presents a gap in the labour market for highly trained technicians who have been taught the correct techniques from the start.
Without professionally recognised training, the pathways to becoming a PDR technician are very long winded and a tough road taking many years to master. It is possible to learn from an experienced technician by following them around however, this is primarily practical lessons only. It is the foundation of the theory modules which allows The Dent Academy students to achieve in four weeks which many may take years to without formal training. All Dent Academy students will reach the highest level, whereas student who are self-taught or taught without structured training will only reach the level of which is individual to them, hence driving inconsistency into the industry.
The Dent Academy has successfully trained hundreds of students over the years using a strict and structured curriculum. This curriculum has been professionally designed to ensure students are competent to repair any dent on any car, faster and to a higher quality than a PDR technician who has been in the industry for over 2-3 years.