When it comes to auto mechanic tools, Matco is the name to know. In 2016, the worldwide leader entered into an agreement with Lincoln Tech to provide toolkits for students around the country training to become automotive technicians. And in November, Matco and Lincoln Tech teamed up to donate an auto workstation and tool storage unit to a northern New Jersey high school whose students understand the value of hands-on training for careers in the automotive industry.
Clifton High School in Passaic County, NJ, has seen over 400 of their graduates enroll for career training at Lincoln Tech campuses in Mahwah, Paramus, and South Plainfield since 2010. Thomas Sciascia, Director of Admissions at the Mahwah campus, says Clifton High School is setting their students up for success by providing them with opportunities to learn not only about four-year colleges, but about shorter, more direct pathways to rewarding careers as well.
“Clifton High School is a valued partner of Lincoln Tech,” he says. “The administration allows us to present to all of their seniors each year, and they are very supportive of giving their students every opportunity to see what options are in their best interests.”
“The instructors and staff there know the importance of alternative types of education that don’t fit the mold of a four-year degree,” he adds. “I believe they are fully aware of the opportunities that we offer which can lead to careers that are in-demand in New Jersey, and are potentially lucrative fields as well.”
DJ Envy Stars at Pep Rally
Fresh off of his appearance at the Drive Your Dreams Car Show, DJ Envy led the fun as event emcee. iHeartRadio’s host of the nationally-syndicated radio show The Breakfast Club, DJ Envy has been a regular guest at Lincoln Tech events across New Jersey and New York, speaking about his personal love for hot rides and the importance of students continuing their education after high school.
“Lincoln Tech is one of those schools that has everything,” DJ Envy told the audience. “[Including] an automotive program that’s one of the best in the country.”
Lincoln Tech is proud to partner with schools across the country like Clifton High School in providing exciting, industry-leading career training for hands-on students. In 2019, put your potential to work and explore programs at a Lincoln campus near you!