Training for a career involves carefully thought-out steps and making informed choices. Choosing a school that’s partnered with leading employers helps you pave a career path post-graduation. Lincoln Tech works hard, on behalf of its students, to form partnerships that provide opportunities for graduates and trained technicians for employers.
Great partnerships help students gain experience under a prospective employer or through industry events that increase the school’s visibility and turn the spotlight on the skills of the student as well.
Lincoln Tailors Training Partnerships to Fit the Student and Employer
A quality career training partnership goes far beyond an internship you might be tempted to seek out on your own. Lincoln Tech has more than 70 years of experience partnering with industry employers, and they know the best fits for students as well as employers. For example, Lincoln’s Mahwah, NJ campus has partnered with a number of top auto makers, including Chrysler – whose MOPAR CAP apprenticeship program gives Lincoln Tech students the opportunity to train under a Chrysler Master Technician on specialized technologies for Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and RAM.
After graduation, Chrysler dealerships can choose to hire these apprentices as full-time technicians. The campus has also partnered with Audi since 2015, and Audi has since expanded that program to Lincoln schools in Columbia, MD; Denver, CO; East Windsor, CT; Melrose Park, IL; and Nashville, TN. A partnership with Volkswagen is also scheduled to launch at the Mahwah campus in 2018.
The list of Lincoln Tech automotive training partners also includes BMW, which has operated its Service Technician Education Program (STEP) at the Grand Prairie, TX campus since 2012 and added a one-of-a-kind MINI STEP training to the curriculum this year. And Lincoln amped up its involvement in the IndyCar scene this season, partnering with Schmidt Peterson Motorsports to give six students from around the country the chance to join the team and serve as members of the pit crew for driver James Hinchcliffe.
Several other campuses have partnered with local and regional dealership networks and industry professional groups to expand career opportunities for their graduates. And these are just a few of the training partnerships you can find at Lincoln campuses – check out a full list here and find one that aligns with your interests and goals!