MCC to become Fiat Chrysler-certified training school

FLINT — Mott Community College’s (MCC) Automotive Technology program has joined the network of Fiat Chrysler-certified technical training school sites nationwide. Classes will begin with the winter 2017 semester.

FCA US LLC, a North American automaker headquartered in Auburn Hills, established the Mopar Career Automotive Program LOCAL in partnership with the National Coalition of Certification Centers (NC3), to train approximately 1,000 students annually, building a talent pipeline of certified Chrysler Fiat automotive technicians across the country.

MCC recently host FCA executives and area Chrysler dealers to finalize the partnership and tour MCC’s Automotive Technology program facilities.

“This new partnership reinforces Mott College’s goal to serve as an economic driver in Flint and Genesee County,” said MCC President, Dr. Beverly Walker-Griffea.

The comprehensive curriculum offers students a degree and prepares them as “factory trained technicians.” The program features internships and on-site training at sponsoring Chrysler dealerships under the direction of master technicians.

“Qualifying as a Mopar Career Automotive Program gives our students more access to career opportunities, and a competitive edge when applying for these high-demand careers,” said Matt Roda, Coordinator/Associate Professor of Automotive Technology at MCC.

The Mopar Career Automotive Program LOCAL was launched last summer. The goal is to establish partnerships with 100 certified colleges by 2018. — G.G.

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