Technician Apprenticeship Program Expands

Technician Apprenticeship Program Expands | THE SHOPLouisville-based Automotive Apprenticeship Group is expanding its technician apprenticeship program into Cincinnati, the organization announced.

The program matches auto dealership and truck center operations with area residents pursuing a career in the automotive industry, and recently partnered with several Cincinnati-area dealerships and enrolled several area students, AAG representatives said.

The apprenticeship is a two-year program where participants are compensated at a competitive wage and with no out-of-pocket expenses (thus, no incurred debt). AAG apprentices learn and develop skills through on-the-job training at local dealerships, discovery-based e-learning, and hands-on training and practice, the organization said. Upon completion of the program, the apprentice earns a national certification from the U.S. Department of Labor. All necessary tools and a computer are provided to each apprentice.

For participating auto dealerships and truck centers the program is completely turnkey, the group said. AAG manages apprentice recruitment, conducting of candidate interviews, orientation, soft skills training, payroll and compensation, insurance, mentoring and ongoing career coaching – as well as the education and training for each apprentice.

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