FCC and tech leader could bring jobs to students after partnership
December 8, 2016
More students at Fresno City College now have the chance to learn the ways of their career focus while getting ready to enter a new job after a partnership between Fresno City College’s Automotive Technology Program and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles.
The Fresno City College Automotive Technology Program announced Thursday their partnership with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, who selected the program to serve in the Mopar CAP Local program as a new site of training for technicians that will be streamed into the auto tech industry.
Mopar CAP Local was designed by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles designed with help from the National Coalition of Certification Centers (NC3) to train around 1,000 community and technical college students in automotive programs across the country per year. The partnership helps Fiat Chrysler Automobiles meet the need for skilled technicians at dealerships while also building strong relationships between local dealerships and college programs.
“Together with the Automotive Technology Program at Fresno City College and NC3, we are making great progress in expanding our geographic footprint of training sites by identifying and certifying colleges nationwide that have highly-qualified automotive programs,” said John Fox, Director of Dealer Training at FCA.
Fox added that by 2018, around 100 certified colleges would have been added to their growing network.
FCC Automotive Technology instructor Marty Kamimoto said the partnership, which is the only one in the Central Valley, will help students in a big way — providing jobs. Mopar CAP Local prepares student to work as Level 1 Technicians after graduation.
As part of the newly-made agreement, students in the program will learn technologies used on Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Ram and Fiat products.