TUSD1 – CTE & Tucson Metro Chamber Auto Internship

TUSD1 – CTE & Tucson Metro Chamber Auto Internship


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>>Matt: “it’s fun, its hands on, it is hard work
but it’s worth it in the end.
>>Devin: “It was alot of fun, people they were awesome.”
>>Ethan: I worked at Parker automotive and I became
part of their family so that’s a good thing that happened.
>>Christian: you start to learn from your mistakes. you start you start to grow.
>>Ethan: because you learn so much and
the guys you work with you you learn how
the system works and everything and you
then you get to figure out whether you
want to do this as your career.
>>Christian: one day there is two weeks of learning here
>>Devin: you know last year I would get to school
kind of right before the bell this year
I’ve gotten to school really early just
because I’m so used to getting to work really early.”
>>George: oh when I started I was
nervous like always. they’re really
nice they showed me around the shop. I became
friends with all the technicians and
it’s good time.”
>>Lori: “Oh, the TUSD students were
amazing you know these kids are
motivated. they want a chance. they’re
willing to work hard. they don’t know
where to go. and they’re just so thrilled.
they were respectful, they were on time,
anything we could do, to help them they
wanted they’re like sponges they just
wanted to know they wanted to learn.
so they’re amazing students and these
businesses should give him a chance.
>>Trish: so,we worked with the chamber and the
Tucson Unified School District and pima
Community College and came up with this
incredible program.
TUSD had these kids
prepared to come in right from interview.
they set up their own resumes. I was so
incredibly impressed. out of the six
years that I have been interviewing for
applicants here at our shop they were
the best applicants that I’ve ever
interviewed.
>>Matt: so I’m enters name was
Howard and he was him as a teacher he
was a great teacher and he helped me
understand new things and learn new
things that I wouldn’t have known.
>>Trish: I truly believe he is going to be our
apprentice when he graduates from high
school in 2017.
>>Jack: I think because of the success that we
had every one of the students the five
students that were in the program were
all offered jobs at the end of
their internship. not a single negative
thing came from any of the garages or
the students.
>>Willy: a very rare for the
students to be paid while they’re
learning, so, it was a good opportunity
for the students to go out and earn some
money and get rewarded that way.
[shop noise] >>Student: on the
bottom of that that coolant reservoir
what is that?
>>Matt: and for the first two weeks
we were doing base stuff like AC and
radiator changes then we moved on to
transmissions, axles, and brakes.
>>Christian: I thought the
fuel injectors with the spark plugs and
then I kind of pulled out the fuel rail
and all the gas came out in my face!
>>Willy: there was a lot of people that helped
put this all together: the business
industry, for being open to the the idea
and taking in this first batch of
students that did I think they did an
outstanding job representing to TUSD.
>>Lori: we have to work together to solve this
problem. the business community is really
needing qualified workers. if we want
more businesses to move here and we do
and we need them to move here so that we
can have more economic growth, we have to
help them find qualified workers.
it’s all tied to our education and
workforce. that’s your future.
>>Jack: the model would be to allow places like culinary,
sports med, hospitality – all these other
programs that we have, the only reason
why they’re viable and worthwhile to the
district is if there is a place for
these students to go upon completion of
high school.
>>Lori: so I mean TUSD put a lot of
work into this, we feel that we have a
good model built, now it’s a matter of
how do we expand the model and really
identify the sectors of future droughts?
>>Christian: well I wanted to be mechanic so this
automatically was a shot into the door
and now after I graduate high school
hopefully I’ll go back to the same shop
and put in an application and start working.
>>Ethan: I learned that working hard
pays, and especially if you’re paid hourly.
>>Trish: so now all of us working together were
able to invest in the community and
invest in our children.
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