Mount Vernon Excessive College and Rockland Neighborhood School have teamed up with a brand new accomplice to get college students into automotive jobs.

Underneath this system, Ford Motor Firm and dealership Scarsdale Ford take college students who’re into vehicles and switch them into auto tech specialists.

They introduced a showcase in the highschool’s automotive store on Thursday night time.

The superintendent, a placement specialist from Ford, the proprietor of Scarsdale Ford and automotive instructors from Rockland Neighborhood School have been on the faculty to unveil the brand new program.

College students in Mount Vernon’s automotive program are going to be interning at Scarsdale Ford. They’ll then have the ability to get proper to work as technicians whereas engaged on their utilized sciences levels at Rockland Neighborhood School.

Earle Mitchell, a Mount Vernon alumnus who develops expertise for Ford, says the advantages run each methods.

The pipeline helps college students make careers, and it additionally helps ford replenish its workforce over time with tech-savvy employees.

Mitchell says the common age of a Ford technician is 55.

“So we actually want this chance. The scholars are wanted. Their experience is required. Ford is absolutely devoted to creating positive they’ve the experience to work on our vehicles,” he says. 

And when college students come to intern at Scarsdale Ford, they’re going to have lots of the coaching accomplished.

Ford is even offering a brand new Mustang Mach-E to the auto-shop class to be taught on.

“I feel, via this system, you actually discover out who has that curiosity, you recognize, who actually desires to work on these vehicles,” says Mitchell.