Two new programs in Automotive Technology are preparing students for their professional careers.
The Pit Crew Program is a partnership between the COT, technical schools in the Kansas City area and regional Firestone stores. Through this program, prospective students for PSU’s two-year automotive service technology program can have up to half of their tuition paid by Firestone if they commit to working in a Firestone store prior to their first semester at PSU.
The S-Tech Program is a certification program through Snap-On, a manufacturer of shop equipment products and automotive diagnostic tools. Through this program, AST students earn certifications on Snap-On service repair information and multimeters. Polley said these certifications will pay valuable dividends when the students enter the workforce.