The Evergreen Valley College in San Jose, CA, recently unveiled its new $13 million automotive technology center, which includes 20 lab spaces along with the latest equipment to help train students for jobs in the automotive industry.
From the KGO-TV San Francisco website:
It’s no surprise a shortage of auto technicians across the country has some shops scrambling for help. Now, Silicon Valley community colleges are doing their part to replenish the workforce.
The Evergreen Valley College unveiled its new $13 million state-of-the-art automotive technology center on Wednesday. As more of these jobs become technical, educators say more students should look at it like a career.
If you take a quick look around, you’ll see it isn’t your average auto shop. “It’s really difficult to get a new generation to get interested in this industry. It’s kind of got a stigma about it, nuts and bolts type of industry,” Steve Rogers said.
But educators at Evergreen Valley College are trying to change that. “Things have changed, cars don’t really break the way they used to, anymore. You don’t do a lot of greasy work anymore, it’s either maintenance, or diagnostic work,” Evergreen Valley College spokesperson Brad Bergholdt said.