CareerEdge, Local Dealerships Partner for Technician Training

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BY SRQ DAILY FRIDAY WEEKEND EDITION FRIDAY DEC 15, 2017

CareerEdge Funders Collaborative, in its ongoing mission to connect people to high demand, career-laddering occupations in the region, is partnering with six local automotive dealerships to offer a free short-term technician training program at Suncoast Technical College(STC). Piloted this past fall with a class of ten Gettel Automotive entry-level employees, the “express” certification class will launch a second cohort of students in January with the additional dealerships on board to participate in this training program funded by CareerEdge through a donor with the Gulf Coast Community Foundation. Gettel Automotive, Sunset Auto Group, Peterson Toyota of Sarasota, Venice Honda, Venice Toyota and Wilde Automotive will hire individuals with no experience at $12 per hour for full or part-time trainee positions. The new hires must then attend a mandatory, free 11-week automotive training program at STC’s Beneva Road campus on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings from 4pm to 8pm,January 16 to March 28, 2018. Once participants complete the 11-week class, they will be paid $13 per hour full time with benefits, and will have the potential for additional certifications and growth at the dealerships.  Average wages for mechanics are between $40,000 and $50,000. Interested applicants should apply online directly at one of the following dealerships. The employers will choose the students for the free automotive technician training program.Ca

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