Mazda Careers Highlighted at Lincoln Tech Event
Students looking to begin careers with Mazda received great news on Tuesday, August 13th, when Lincoln Tech’s Queens campus announced a technician training opportunity in collaboration with the global auto manufacturer. Through the partnership, Mazda North American Operations will have the opportunity to recruit Automotive Technician students as they near completion of their training, and students hired by Mazda will be eligible for a number of attractive benefits. Mazda has donated vehicles and training equipment to the Queens campus as part of the agreement and will provide new vehicles in the coming weeks.
Lincoln Tech is only the second school in the world to offer this unique technician training opportunity. Several Mazda executives from Hiroshima, Japan and Mazda North American Operations were on hand to make the announcement. Lincoln Tech’s President and CEO Scott Shaw also addressed the 250 students and guests in attendance. Through the partnership, Mazda dealers will provide eligible new hires with student loan repayment, a guaranteed living wage, and one-on-one mentorship with senior Mazda technicians.
Mazda Careers provide graduates with new professional opportunities
“There’s a shortage of qualified auto technicians all across the nation”, Shaw said during the presentation. “We’re excited and grateful to Mazda for entering into this partnership with our Queens campus. Our students will benefit through loan repayment and the mentorship experience; the campus will benefit from vehicles and equipment provided by Mazda; and we’re confident that Mazda will benefit from the graduates that go to work for their dealerships.”
According to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics New York is projected to have more than 40,000 openings for automotive technicians by 2026*. Put your potential to work with a hands-on training program at Lincoln Tech, and a career with Mazda may be in your future.
* Source: careeronestop.org for the years 2016-2026.