Program participants earn as they learn to become Automotive Service Technicians
Miami, June 23, 2022 – Miami Dade College (MDC), in partnership with Warren Henry Auto Group, will announce an Automotive Service Technician Apprenticeship Program that blends classroom instruction with paid on-the-job training at 9:40 am on Monday, June 27 at The Warren Henry Auto, 2300 NE 151st St. in North Miami. A tour of the facility will also be given. The apprenticeship offers free tuition, health insurance, books, and tools. The program is supported by CareerSource South Florida, Miami Dade County Beacon Council and Miami Community Ventures.
“MDC is a paving the way for many of our community of members,” he said. MDC Provost Dr. Malou C. Harrison. “We’re pleased to offer this unique program in partnership with Warren Henry Auto Group and partners. We remain committed to growing the local workforce and helping individuals achieve economic mobility through this and many short-term training programs at The College. ”
Sponsored by MDC’s Apprenticeship Program, the Warren Henry Apprenticeship Program combines classroom instruction and on-the-job training to prepare participants to become Automotive Service Technicians. Hands-on training will take place at Warren Henry North Miami and Cutler Bay service locations. Upon completion, apprentices will receive an Apprenticeship Certificate of Completion issued by the Florida Department of Education and have the option to work at Warren Henry’s dealership locations.
“The shortage of automotive service technicians is undeniable, but we want to be part of the solution,” he said Warren Zinn, Chief Executive Officer at Warren Henry Auto Group. “That’s why we have this incredible initiative with our community of growth and education technicians.”
“CareerSource South Florida is excited to once again partner with Miami Dade College to expand the number of registered apprenticeship programs here in South Florida,” said Rick Beasley, Executive Director of CareerSource South Florida. “Today we celebrate the launch of the Warren Henry program with brands such as Audi, INFINITI, and super brands like Koenigsegg and Bugatti. There are no other places in Miami that will give you the opportunity to learn about million-dollar vehicles. ”
“As a program sponsor of Apprenticeships, we are so excited to partner with Warren Henry Auto Group and other community partners at this unique employment opportunity for our students and the community at large,” Dr. Alexia Q. Rolle, Director of Career and Technical Education at MDC. “This program and the many other apprenticeships and pre-apprenticeship programs the college offers are key to creating jobs, employing South Florida and the economy of fueling.”
The first cohort is currently in training. To apply for the next cohort and more information, visit https://www.mdc.edu/apprenticeships/automotive-service-technician.aspx.
WHAT: MDC and Warren Henry Auto Group to Announce New Auto Service Technician Apprenticeship
WHEN: Monday, June 27 at 9:40 am
WHERE: Warren Henry Auto, 2300 NE 151st St., North Miami, FL 33181
About Warren Henry Auto Group
Warren Henry Auto Group, founded in 1976, is one of the most long-standing automotive dealerships in Florida. Their reputation is based on quality, community support, and appreciation for their employees. Warren Henry Auto Group carries a variety of vehicle brands such as Jaguar, Land Rover, INFINITI, Audi, Lamborghini, Bugatti, Koenigsegg, Toyota, Ford, Lincoln, Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, and RAM. Warren Henry Auto Group’s corporate office is now located at 2300 NE 151st Street in North Miami. For more information, call (305) 690-6006 or visit www.warrenhenryauto.com.
About Miami Community Ventures, a Beacon Council Foundation Initiative
Miami Community Ventures, a Beacon Council Foundation initiative that connects low-income, structurally unemployed individuals to living wage jobs and long-term career paths. The Miami ‐ Dade Beacon Council is the official economic development organization for Miami ‐ Dade County. Its mission is to increase jobs and invest in marketing Miami as a world-class business destination, grow local companies, and shaping Miami-Dade’s economic future. The Beacon Council Foundation, Inc. Is a Florida Not-for-Profit Corporation created exclusively for charitable and educational purposes? More information can be found at www.beaconcouncil.com.
About CareerSource South Florida
CareerSource South Florida is a public-private partnership that establishes state and federally funded workforce development and training policies for Miami-Dade and Monroe counties. CareerSource South Florida provides high-quality, customized employment and training solutions to support workers and employers in economic development. Services are available to everyone at no cost through a network of centers located throughout the region. For more information on CareerSource South Florida, including valuable resources for businesses and job seekers, please visit www.careersourcesfl.com or call 305-594-7615.
About Miami Dade College
Miami Dade College is the nation’s most diverse institution. There are 167 nations and 63 languages in its student body. The college’s eight campuses and outreach centers offer more than 300 distinct degree pathways including associate and baccalaureate degrees, career certificates and apprenticeships. Baccalaureate degree offerings include biological sciences, engineering, data analytics, information systems technology, education, public safety, supervision and management, nursing, physician assistant studies, film and others. MDC is the recipient of many top national awards including the Aspen Prize. At Democracy’s College, MDC changes lives through access to high quality, teaching and learning experiences. It is home to the Miami Culinary Institute, the Miami Animation & Gaming International Complex, the Miami Fashion Institute, the Aig-Watson School of Aviation, the Idea Center, the Cybersecurity Center of the Americas, and the Cloud Computing Center. Its most innovative programs include Learning, Innovation and Simulation, The School for Advanced Studies, and the New World School of the Arts. MDC has been named among the nation’s “Great Colleges to Work for” program’s inception. The College embraces its commitment to serve as an economic, cultural, and civic leader for our diverse global community. Its alumni and employees contribute more than $ 3 billion annually to the local economy, and MDC graduates to the top leadership positions in every major industry. MDC is renowned for its rich cultural programming. It is home to the Miami Book Fair, the Miami Film Festival, the National Historic Landmark Miami Freedom Tower, the Dyer Building, the Koubek Center Mansion and Gardens, Live Arts Miami at MDC, The Lynn and Louis Wolfson II Florida Moving Image Archives, the Museum of Art and Design, a sculpture park and a large campus art gallery and theater system. MDC has admitted more than 2,000,000 students and counting since it opened its doors in 1960. More than 100,000 students are currently enrolled. For more information, visit www.mdc.edu.