Saturday, January 28, 2017
Shoreline Community College MOPAR CAP (Motor Parts Career Automotive Program) students will take their learning to the next level thanks to a generous donation from Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA).
The FCA donation included 21 pallets of the latest automotive technology, such as engines, transmissions, transaxles, and axles.
The donated components help give Shoreline’s students a leg up in the industry, as the components are the same caliber as what students will encounter during their cooperative learning experience in the dealerships and well into their careers as automotive technicians.
“Part of the uniqueness of our program is the relationship we have with auto manufacturers,” said Michael Boehm, Director of Dealer Services and Manufacturer Relations for Shoreline’s Professional Automotive Training Center – Dealer Training Academy.
“Our industry partners recognize that we educate and train some of the top automotive workers graduating today, and their donations ensure that we are able to maintain that high level of training and provide them with the top notch talent they need.”
The FCA donation allows students to stay up to date with emerging vehicle technology, diagnostic equipment, and service information from one of the largest automobile manufacturers in the world, further ensuring their employment and earning potential out of the program.
The MOPAR CAP program at Shoreline is a two-year, Associate in Applied Arts and Sciences (AAAS) degree that includes rotations between class time and on-site training at sponsoring Chrysler Group dealerships under the direction of a master technician.