Army veterans to be trained as GM dealership service techs
General Motors, the U.S. Army and Raytheon are working together to train Army veterans to become service technicians at GM dealerships after they return to civilian life.
The Shifting Gears Automotive Technician Training Program will start in August at Ford Hood. Shifting Gears will be part of the Armyês Soldier for Life support program, which helps soldiers reintegrate into their communities after leaving the Army. Soldiers will be trained to diagnose and repair GM vehicles, with a focus on engine repair, engine performance, brakes and HVAC, the Army says. Once they graduate, veterans will receive career counseling and access to openings for service techs at GM dealerships. The Army notes on its website that auto technicians earn an average of $39,000, with master techs earning $60,000.
Shifting Gears illustrates GMês commitment to serving those who serve America, said Steve Hill, GM vice president, U.S. sales and services.Download Bulletin PDF