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MassBay Celebrates 13 Years as General Motors Satellite Training Center
ASHLAND (October 17, 2016) — MassBay Community College is pleased to celebrate 13 years as the General Motors Satellite Training Center for the Boston area in the Northeast Region. The design of the technical training program is created by the General Motors Service Technical College (GMSTC) to provide area GM technicians with the latest dealership knowledge. These manufacturer specific courses are taught by MassBay instructor Keith McWilliams, a MassBay graduate GM ASEP 2013, at our Ashland Automotive Technology Center.
“Having the GM Training Center here on our Ashland campus has been a great partnership for MassBay,” said MassBay Automotive Director George Panagiotou. “By providing the highest quality technical education possible for the local dealerships, we’ve become an invaluable educational asset to our GM ASEP automotive students. We are proud to be a satellite training center for the Boston area, ensuring GM technicians are qualified on the most up-to-date technology, keeping the dealership highest standards.”
“It is great to have partners like MassBay Community College that take the GM dealership’s need for qualified technicians so seriously,” said General Motors Service Technical College Training Operations Manager Jonathan Davisson. “They are an outstanding delivery arm of the GM Service Technical College which truly shows that they along with GM are committed to delivering quality GM instruction to the technicians within the Boston area. The GMSTC program coupled with the GM ASEP program also located at MassBay, provide an excellent source of GM training for the local dealers to continue to build their workforce.”
MassBay’s Auto Technology is a premier automotive training center in the New England region offering programs that are sponsored by four major automotive brands; BMW, Toyota/Lexus, General Motors, and JEEP/Chrysler/Dodge/Ram, providing students with in-depth, product-specific automotive technology programs. Students are trained on the newest cars using state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment. The program has a hands-on paid co-op component, enabling students to learn in a professional setting while earning money and college credit simultaneously. MassBay’s automotive program has a 99% placement rate of graduates into full-time automotive careers by graduation.
Any prospective students interested in learning more about MassBay’s Automotive Technology program can attend our up-coming information session this Wednesday, October 19th at 5pm at our Ashland campus (250 Eliot Street, Ashland).