AUTOMOTIVE TECHNICIAN Career Video

AUTOMOTIVE TECHNICIAN Career Video


hi my name is Marc Silvestri I teach automotive technology so my own accounting Career and Technical Center at my ninth year the students that choose to come to the Career Center are ones that are thinking ahead of things we want to learn in a different way they want to get in there and get dirty they’re looking for adventure the Maui County current Technical Center has given us as much of the technology as we could possibly have to train students with they’re gonna learn everything from how to set an air pressure regulator all the way up to how to rack the car with a hydraulic lift throughout the years things have evolved industry has dictated that if you can put more maintenance into an item it’ll last longer maintenance on cars has become more critical by 2020 there’s gonna be an overabundance of positions not enough people to fill them we have the working agreements with different area businesses to employ our students I personally go out and talk to all the service managers and we work together to get students placed and they take the education that they’ve learned here and they apply it they’re people that actually work on the line and spend time in a dealership we’re now pushing 28 to 32 dollars a flat-rate hour so there is an opportunity to make good money some of the students who graduates this programs will have just a little bit more of an edge because the shop here has been run like industry there’s going to be documentation skills there’s gonna be accountability skills there’s gonna be these things placed upon them in industry that they’ve learned here it gives them an advantage knowing what’s expected on them but if you want to learn take the chance and step up


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