Fiat Chrysler has teamed up with 50 colleges and universities across the United States to help train the next-generation of its dealership service technicians.
Through the 24-month Mopar Career Program, students will be prepared to work as Level 1 Certified Technicians upon graduation. They will work towards receiving a two-year associate’s degree in Automotive Technology or equivalent, helping them to handle a variety of customer pay and warranty work for FCA US dealerships.
The program will give FCA more than 100 certified training sites across the U.S., which will in turn help the automaker to battle the current shortage of service technicians within the automotive industry. Mopar also offers a variety of of programs to attract, train and retain existing service technicians and other dealership employees – such as its no-expense college degree program for existing service technicians and their family members.
“The Mopar CAP LOCAL program has been a great way to infuse OEM training into our General Service automotive classes,” said Matthew Janisin, Instructor and NC3 coordinator at Gateway Technical College in Kenosha, Wisconsin. “This way, students are better prepared technicians regardless of choosing a dealership or independent shop. The ease of integrating the Mopar CAP LOCAL curriculum into an existing general service automotive program makes it an all-around win for the college, FCA, local dealers and most importantly students.”