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GM Dealership Program Trains Soldiers To Become Service Technicians


Just the Facts:
  • General Motors, the U.S. Army and Raytheon Company will team up to help soldiers become service technicians at GM dealerships after they return to civilian life.
  • The training program will begin in August at Fort Hood in Killeen, Texas.
  • The 12-week course includes classroom, online and hands-on training.

WASHINGTON — General Motors, the U.S. Army and Raytheon Company will team up to help soldiers become service technicians at GM dealerships after they return to civilian life.

The initiative, dubbed the Shifting Gears Automotive Technician Training Program, will begin in August at Fort Hood in Killeen, Texas.

The 12-week course includes classroom, online and hands-on training.

"Shifting Gears illustrates GM's commitment to serving those who serve America," said Steve Hill, GM vice president of U.S. sales and service in a statement on Tuesday.

GM said its dealer network needs approximately 2,500 new technicians annually and that qualified technicians are often in short supply.

"This initiative develops well-trained technicians who will help GM and local dealer communities, while also helping transitioning military personnel," the automaker said.

The participants will receive career counseling and job-placement services.

Edmunds says: A great program that will benefit GM dealers, car buyers and returning GIs.

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