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Car Manufacturers to Join MCC's Auto Tech Program

Posted: July 24, 2017
by Union Leader

This fall, Subaru will join Audi, Ford and Fiat Chrysler to participate in Manchester Community College’s auto technology program through a new partnership.

Like other manufacturers in the MCC program, local Subaru dealers will offer paid internships with participating local dealers. Under the program, students are required to complete nearly 1,600 hours of classroom training and 880 hours of on-the-job training at co-op dealerships. Graduates will earn certifications from Subaru once they complete the coursework.

“Our new curriculum beginning this fall, with real-life experience at a co-op site, and partnerships with four manufacturers, makes MCC’s automotive technology program one of the most comprehensive training programs of its type,” said Marc Bellerose, chairman of the college’s automotive technology department, in a statement.

Automotive technician jobs — whose average salaries in New Hampshire are $58,000 — are expected to grow 5 to 8 percent in the coming years, MCC said, citing U.S. Department of Labor statistics.

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