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Training rural service techs

by David Zatz on

FCA is trying to get more service techs for manpower-strapped dealerships across the country. As part of a continuing effort by the Mopar Career Automotive Program (CAP), fifty more vocational, technical, and community colleges have been tapped for additional students.

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The “CAP LOCAL” program, which reaches out to schools across the United States, launched in July 2015. Schools are certified by the National Coalition of Certification Centers (NC3). The original CAP program started in 1984, and currently includes 31 colleges in major markets. CAP LOCAL is designed to reach secondary and rural markets.

When graduating from the roughly two-year program, techs are certified to work at Level 1, and can also earn an associate’s degree.

David Zatz founded Allpar in 1998 (based on a site he had begun in 1993-94), after years of writing reviews for retail trades. He has been quoted by the New York Times, the Daily Telegraph, the Detroit News, and USA Today. Before making Allpar a full-time career, he was a consultant in organizational psychology. You can reach him by using our contact form (much preferred) or by calling (313) 766-2304

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