published on December 8, 2016 - 5:03 PM
Written by The Business Journal Staff
The automotive technology program at Fresno City College has been selected by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) and the Mopar Career Automotive Program (Mopar CAP LOCAL) as a partner to develop a critical stream of highly-trained technicians to their growing network of certified technical training sites.


“This educational partnership between the Fresno City College automotive technology department, NC3 and FCA is the only one in the Central Valley and will provide future automotive careers for our students within the Central Valley and beyond,” FCC automotive technology instructor Marty Kamimoto said in a statement.

FCA established Mopar CAP LOCAL in conjunction with the National Coalition of Certification Centers (NC3) to train approximately 1,000 students annually across the country through Fresno City College. The program aligns automotive programs at community and technical colleges with a global automotive leader to fill the growing need for skilled technicians in FCA dealerships throughout the country.

Mopar CAP LOCAL prepares students to work as Level 1 Technicians upon graduation from a certified, two-year training institution. Those in the program at Fresno City College learn specific technologies used exclusively on Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Ram and Fiat products.

NC3 Program Manager Kathryn Leiting said so far partnerships have been established with 47 schools across the nation and NC3 couldn’t be more pleased with the success of the Mopar CAP LOCAL program.

“The pipeline of technician talent to local dealership is well underway across the nation,” Leiting said in a statement. “The Mopar CAP LOCAL program has quickly become one of the most important and effective workforce development projects in many years.”

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