Ford is driving the future with innovation, and that starts with making sure that there are people in place to make it happen. The Ford Sponsor Our Students program helps empower today’s high school students so that they can help enable the innovations of tomorrow.
Since the launch of the Sponsor Our Students program in April, more than 1,000 Ford and Lincoln dealerships around the country have committed to the mission. The goal is to help at least 5,000 students gain valuable on-the-job work-based experience with mentors, preparing them for the work they’d do if they chose to become a Ford certified technician.
“The average dealer will spend tens of thousands on a technician to be trained in a dealership over the course of 5-8 years,” said Frederiek Toney, vice president, Ford Customer Service Division. “This program and other Ford technician training programs help to reduce the time and cost associated with recruiting and training new hires.”
Ford expects that many Sponsor Our Students participants will go on to take part in the Automotive Career Exploration Program. Students who are hired by the dealerships that sponsor them can gain accelerated training as well as a 20% discount in the Rotunda Technician Tool Program.
Ford is building the future one person at a time. If you’re interested in learning more about career opportunities with Ford or the latest new vehicles coming to our showroom, contact the team at Shults Ford Harmarville in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.