Wallace State Diesel Technology Chair Jeremy Smith has been named a National Coalition of Certification Centers (NC3) Master Trainer. Smith is the only NC3 Battery Starting and Charging and Torque Master Trainer in the state and one of 35 NC3 Master Trainers across the United States.
Matt Janisin has been named Gateway’s new vice president of the Business and Workforce Solutions Division. Janisin takes over the helm of the division from outgoing vice president Debbie Davidson, who is retiring. Janisin begins his duties Oct. 30.
All along, car companies have operated training programs to convey the specialized repair information peculiar to their new models. But that continuing education is intended to update experienced mechanics. To replenish the entry-level ranks as technicians change jobs or retire — turnover runs as high as 20 percent a year — automakers need to start at a more basic skill level, expanding the range of their own programs and partnering with private technical schools to reverse the technician deficit.
FCA US LLC has recruited 50 technical training schools from across the country to train the next generation of automotive service technicians for its U.S. dealerships.
Through its program – Mopar CAP (Career Automotive Program) LOCAL – FCA US will continue to grow this network of schools in the U.S. Ultimately, FCA US would like to have more than 100 certified training sites across the country to help its dealerships combat the industry shortage of service technicians.