Automotive Partnership Engages High Schools

Automotive Partnership Engages High Schools

| By: Britten, Casey

Fox Valley Technical College’s Automotive programs have teamed up with the Automotive Youth Educational System, AYES, to proactively address the skills shortage in the industry.

Along with support from the Fox Valley Technical College Foundation by way of an alumni memorial donation and through Bergstrom Automotive, regional high school students can earn tuition scholarships toward training in the field. More than 15 high school students and their family members attended a kick-off informational event at FVTC’s J. J. Keller Transportation Center on the Appleton campus to learn more about the new initiative, designed to give younger learners a running start at a rewarding career under the hood. Participating high school students can train in FVTC’s auto labs before graduating from high school as part of the arrangement.

Backed with additional support from AYES and the Wisconsin Automobile & Truck Dealers Association, the program provides a seamless transition from high school to hands-on learning and a faster pathway to the workforce. Recent data from FVTC’s annual Graduate Employment Research Report cites 97% cumulative graduate employment for graduates of the college’s degree offerings in automotive technology.

For more information about the program and application guidelines, call 920-993-5221.