talk to the guys at the supply house counter. They hear from a lot of techs and they might be able to point you in the direction of a company/person willing to take you on.
I was in the same situation, what I did to get my foot in the door was to offer a ride along for a few days so the owner and other techs could get a feel for my abilities. After a few days I was offered the position. I'm now hold the highest completion rate in the company on first calls.
Good luck and welcome