Automotive Technology Department Hosts Area High School Students for Informational Event at State-of-the-Art Patterson Garage
BCC’s Partner Nissan/INFINITI Dealers on Hand to Discuss Apprenticeship Program
Bronx Community College (BCC) hosted more than 200 NY City area high school students Oct. 19 for a visit to its state-of-the-art Patterson Garage. In addition to learning about BCC’s classes, students had the chance to speak with Nissan/INIFINITI representatives in attendance about the apprenticeship program available in partnership with the college, as well as post-BCC job opportunities in a range of areas from service department work and sales to business operations.
Through BCC’s collaboration with Nissan/INFINITI, current BCC students who have completed an online training certification on top of their coursework are eligible for apprenticeship opportunities. Students work on NISSAN and/or INFINITI vehicles, giving them hands-on experience using the most current equipment and innovations, plus the opportunity to earn money while they learn.
The event drew students from New York City technical high schools offering automotive programs, such as Alfred E. Smith Career and Tech Ed. High School, A-Tech Automotive High School and Institute for Collaboration. Students toured the Garage, met BCC automotive professors, and learned about the program.
Previously, BCC students who have taken on apprenticeships have moved on to full time employment at companies, including Nissan, BMW, Mercedes and Penske.