College slates information session on automotive training programs

LINCROFT — Residents interested in a career in automotive service and technology are invited to a free information session at 7 p.m. March 9 at Brookdale Community College’s Auto Tech Building, Room 102, 765 Newman Springs Road.

Attendees will learn about growing career opportunities in the automotive technology field, which is expected to add more than 60,000 new jobs by 2022, according to the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Professionally certified Brookdale instructors will be on hand to discuss the college’s wide range of hands-on automotive training programs, including a two-year degree program offered in partnership with General Motors (GM).

Students enrolled in the GM program spend half of each semester working at a local dealership or repair facility, earning a salary and gaining professional experience while progressing toward a degree.

“These are affordable, nationally certified training programs that prepare students to start working right away,” said Paul Tucker, chair of Brookdale’s automotive technology department. “And the vast majority of our graduates do just that.”

The information session also includes a tour of the college’s automotive facilities, which include a 12-bay training lab, professional-grade classrooms with hydraulic lifts and state-of-the-art tools and equipment.

Parking will be available in lot 6. For more information, call 732-224-2747 or contact ptucker@brookdalecc.edu.