Automotive Technician Program Discussed on America’s Work Force

On June 16, America’s Work Force Radio learned how Cuyahoga Community College Automotive plays a key role in training the next generation of General Motors automotive technicians.

Cuyahoga County Community CollegeTri-C Automotive Technician Program Director Kitty McCarthy came on AWF to discuss how GM pays for their apprentices to receive an automotive technician education. Called the General Motors Dealer Technician Apprenticeship, students learn the most up-to-date information in order to learn how to work as an automotive technician in the ever changing auto industry. The need for highly qualified technicians is increasing as vehicles are becoming increasingly complex, especially as manufacturers continue to push electric engines. In order to meet the demand for certified GM technicians at their dealerships, GM has stepped up to the plate. Once the technicians complete the GM Dealer Technicians Apprenticeship, they will be eligible for a job as an automotive technician with GM.

OFT-AFT Melissa CropperOhio Federation of Teachers President Melissa Cropper joined America’s Work Force Radio and talked about a failed loan forgiveness program for public service workers. According to Cropper, there is a loan forgiveness program that forgives student loan debt after 10 years of public sector service. Lately, loan officers are claiming people in the program, who were eligible for to have their loans forgiven, filled out their forms incorrectly and these companies are now unwilling to forgive the loans. Ultimately, these loan officers tell these individuals their loans were not forgiven and if they fill out their forms correctly this time, their loan will be forgiven in an additional 10 years.

AWF host Ed “Flash” Ferenc discussed the beginning of Mother Jones Magazine and the March of the Mill Children back in 1903.



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