EVANSVILLE, IN- Ivy Tech Community College Southwest announces today that it will now offer the Chrysler Automobiles Mopar Career Automotive Program to students as they complete their training in Ivy Tech’s Automotive program.
Earlier this year, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) US LLC announced the launch of this strategic automotive technician program with the National Coalition of Certification Centers to develop a critical stream of highly-trained technicians for FCA US dealers nationwide. Via the program, general automotive students enrolled in select two-year programs across the country, such as Ivy Tech Community College, will simultaneously be certified as Mopar Level 1 Technicians.
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles US LLC established the Mopar Career Automotive Program in partnership with the National Coalition of Certification Centers (NC3) in order to train approximately 1,000 students annually in more than 100 colleges. The program builds on the existing Fiat Chrysler Automobiles US Mopar Career Automotive Program by providing a larger geographic footprint to serve more dealers in a highly scalable, online certification model.
According to John Fox, Global Director of Dealer Training at FCA US, “Leveraging NC3’s network of outstanding educational members and rigorous performance standards, the Mopar CAP Local Program will allow FCA US to reach the corporation’s goal of more than 5,000 additional skilled service technicians by 2018”. Mr. Fox added, “Not only will our dealerships gain much needed, highly-skilled technicians, but each will have the specialized training and familiarity with FCA dealerships to make them highly effective on day one of employment.”
Expressway Dodge has shown interest in becoming Ivy Tech Community College’s dealership sponsor, and is willing provide assistance with technical training and job placement.
Reflecting on the new Mopar CAP Local partnership with FCA US, Roger Tadajewski, Executive Director of NC3 noted, “The foresight and national leadership that FCA has taken toward training the next generation of skilled professionals puts it in a class of its own across all industries beyond automotive. Combined with NC3’s colleges’ deep commitment to industry-education partnerships and industry-driven education, the Mopar CAP Local program sets a new bar in America for how training should be conducted.”
About Ivy Tech
Ivy Tech Community College is the state’s largest public post-secondary institution and the nation’s largest single-accredited statewide community college system with more than 200,000 students enrolled annually. Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana. It serves as the state’s engine of workforce development, offering affordable degree programs and training that are aligned with the needs of its community along with courses and programs that transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana. It is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association.
NC3-National Coalition of Certification Centers is a network of education providers and corporations that supports, advances, and validates new and emerging technology skills in the transportation, aviation, and energy industry sectors. NC3 develops, implements and sustains industry-recognized portable certifications built on national skill standards. Learn more at http://www.nc3.net
About FCA US LLC
FCA US LLC is a North American automaker with a new name and a long history. Headquartered in Auburn Hills, Michigan, FCA US is a member of the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. (FCA) family of companies. FCA US designs, engineers, manufactures and sells vehicles under the Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Ram and FIAT brands as well as the SRT performance vehicle designation. The company also distributes the Alfa Romeo 4C model and Mopar products. FCA US is building upon the historic foundations of Chrysler, the innovative American automaker first established by Walter P. Chrysler in 1925; and Fiat, founded in Italy in 1899 by pioneering entrepreneurs, including Giovanni Agnelli.
FCA, the seventh-largest automaker in the world based on total annual vehicle sales, is an international automotive group. FCA is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “FCAU” and on the Mercato Telematico Azionario under the symbol “FCA.”