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Learn how a dealer at Honolulu Ford started a high school program for future techs.

I think most people would agree that Hawaii is a pretty great place to travel to but have you ever thought of working there?
A Dealer at Honolulu Ford started a program last year to introduce high school students to careers as techs. Autonews.com says Mark Benson estimates a need for 100,000 techs in the U.S.

The program, Honolulu Ford Explorer Post, allows high school students to spend two evening a month for a year at Bensons dealership. They even earn high school credit for completing the program.

Benson says “We take the brake pads off with the technicians showing them how to do it. Then have them put new brake pads on. The kids don’t want to leave.” Later in the program, the students use laptops to do a vehicle diagnosis, which they are very comfortable with.

Benson believes the $1,500 dollars he spend a year to run the program will pay off greatly. So, what is your store doing to recruit high school students? Let us know!

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Source: Hawaiian dealer starts service tech 'farm team'

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