Ashley Palmer is a junior at Coconino High School in Flagstaff, AZ. She is the school’s first participant in an apprenticeship program between the school and Planet Dodge in Flagstaff. Palmer began the apprenticeship program over the summer and is working once a week during the school year.
“I really like it,” Palmer said. “It’s cool to see what the adults do at work.”
Palmer works on the dealership’s express lane, which provides basic services, like tire and oil changes, to customers in less than half an hour.
“Ashley has been a great addition to our department,” said Planet Dodge Service Director Luis Viana. “Her efforts through the summer exhibited a strong work ethic along with a solid attention to detail.”
Viana said the dealership has added a second apprentice and hopes to move the partnership forward in the coming years.
“The experience with the high school students has been good,” Viana said. “They already have the basic knowledge about the vehicles when they come in.”