The Mopar Career Automotive Program (CAP), an FCA US LLC program aimed at developing the next-generation of service technicians, has launched an innovative networking campaign designed to offer students potential career opportunities.
The “Assemble Your Future” campaign affords students the opportunity to meet with dealer representatives, FCA technicians and Dodge, SRT and Mopar-sponsored professional racing teams.
About 40 Mopar CAP students, instructors and dealers located in proximity to four different National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) national events will be invited to the track for a day of networking.
“We want our students to not only see the entire spectrum of a service technician career, but also take steps to make it happen by talking to potential employers or someone who has been there before and found success,” says Steve Beahm, Head of Parts and Service (Mopar) and Passenger Car Brands, FCA – North America. “These are very good jobs that offer a solid income and the chance to work on some of the hottest brands with some of the coolest technology in the market.”
Mopar CAP prepares students to launch their automotive careers upon graduation from a certified, two-year training institution such as a university, college, community college or technical center.
There are an estimated 750,000 auto technicians working nationally, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Another 46,000 will need to be hired between 2019 and 2026 to meet increased demand. Currently, FCA has 9,000 students enrolled in its Mopar CAP program.
“Assemble Your Future” will focus on NHRA national events around Houston in April, Denver in July, Reading, Pennsylvania in September, and a final race in Las Vegas in the fall.
“We want to start slow and then continue to build,” said Keith Yancy, director of the FCA Performance Institute. “Our hope is to expand this campaign so we can reach all of our 99 schools now teaching our CAP curriculum.”