Hill College Partners with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles to Offer Mopar Level 1, 2 Certifications
Hill College’s Automotive Technology Program recently joined more than 100 colleges throughout the nation in partnering with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, in conjunction with the National Coalition of Certification Centers (NC3) to develop a stream of highly-trained technicians for Fiat Chrysler dealers nationwide.
The Mopar Career Automotive Program (CAP), which currently helps train approximately 1,000 students annually, provides students with two types of certification in this select two-year program.
“The Mopar CAP Local Program will allow our company to reach its goal of more than 5,000 additional skilled service technicians by 2018,” said John Fox, Global Director of Dealer Training for Fiat Chrysler-United States. “Not only will our dealerships gain much needed, highly-skilled technicians, but each will have the specialized training and familiarity with FCA dealerships to make them highly effective on their first day of employment.”
According to a press release from Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, general automotive students enrolled in select two-year programs across the country will simultaneously be certified as Mopar Level 1 technicians.
In conjunction with FCA’s New Technician Exemption Program, incoming Mopar CAP Local employees will be able to undertake Level 2 Technician service gaining accelerated technical experience while providing dealerships much needed service support.
“The foresight and national leadership that FAC has taken toward training the next generation of skilled professionals puts it in a class of its own across all industries beyond automotive,” NC3 Executive Director Roger Tadajewski said. “Combined with our colleges’ deep commitment to industry-education partnerships and industry-driven education, the Mopar Local CAP program sets a new bar in America for how training should be conducted.”
NC3 is a network of education providers and corporations that supports, advances, and validates new and emerging technology skills in the transportation, aviation and industry sectors. It also implements and sustains industry-recognized portable certifications built on national skill standards.
For more information about Hill College’s Automotive Technology Program, please visit the Hill College website at www.hillcollege.edu/auto.