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Jul 31, 2014 5:37 PM

Courtesy Automotive Group introduces 'Shifting Gears' Program to Benefit Veterans

Courtesy Automotive Group, in partnership with General Motors, recently announced the Shifting Gears Automotive Technician Training Program. This program will provide meaningful, good-paying job opportunities for veterans.

The program includes a 12-week customized, on-base technician training curriculum that includes classroom online and hands-on technical training. GM dealers need about 2,500 entry-level technicians annual, and qualified technicians are often in short supply. The U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics forecasts that the automotive repair and maintenance industry will add 237,500 new jobs and grow by 30 percent through 2020.

Upon course completion and program graduation, veterans receive career counseling, job-placement recommendations and access to available GM technician employment opportunities through GM's authorized dealer network.

This program will begin August 4 in Fort Hood, TX; one of the largest Army installations in the country. Shifting Gears is another example of GM's longstanding commitment to support veterans.



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