Provides Local Workforce Development Opportunity
On Thursday May 19th, Western Technical College, Mopar CAP LOCAL and many local dealerships from El Paso and surrounding areas met for the official launch of Western Tech’s Mopar CAP LOCAL program at the eastside Main Campus located at 9624 Plaza Circle Dr. The event was held from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Western Technical College is the only college in the area to become Mopar CAP LOCAL certified, providing this workforce development opportunity to El Pasoans and surrounding communities. On display, was 2 Dodge Challenger Hellcat’s producing over 700 horsepower, a Dodge Ram Hemi Truck, and a Hemi Charger.
The Mopar CAP (Career Automotive Program) LOCAL program is designed to develop a critical stream of highly-trained technicians to work in its, U.S. dealerships. Together with NC3 (National Coalition of Certification Centers) they have identified and certified colleges nationwide that have highly-qualified automotive programs. Technicians that complete this course will have been trained on Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Ram, SRT & Fiat.
Executive Director of NC3 Roger Tadajewski says “NC3 couldn’t be more pleased with the successful local partnerships being formed between FCA US and NC3. “With 20 schools launched in the first six months and more that 4,500 Level 0 and Level 1 training modules already completed, the pipeline of technician talent to local dealerships is well underway across the nation. The Mopar CAP LOCAL program has quickly become one of the most important and effective workforce development projects in many years.”
With training and certifications from this project, Western Tech graduates will enter the workforce at a higher level of skill and pay scale. The local dealerships are excited about having a highly-skilled workforce to service their vehicles at the factory level.
If you are interested in obtaining training through this program, you can request more information here.