You Can Get a Degree in Subaru Technology! Yesterday, Subaru of America announced that the nation’s first college degree in Subaru automotive technology would be offered at Mt. Hood Community College (MHCC) in Gresham, Oregon. This two-year associate program has been created in partnership with the MHCC Automotive Technology program and it aims to meet the rising demand for Subaru automotive technicians. Students will be paired with a sponsoring Subaru retailer that will provide paid, on-the-job experience, as well as full-time positions upon graduation.
This is foster through Subaru U which we have written about before. The program is designed to combine the talent and resources of Subaru of America, its 600+ retailers nationwide, as well as select NATEF/AYES accredited Secondary and Post-Secondary schools to provide knowledge of Subaru vehicles and systems to prepare students for possible future employment at Subaru retailers nationwide. Respond Inc. will incorporate Subaru web-based training into their automotive training program so that attendees can achieve their ASE and Subaru Maintenance Tech Certification.
“Our students love Subaru vehicles and they frequently tell us they want to work on them,” said Eric Garvey, MHCC automotive instructor. “Plus, there’s a huge regional demand here in the Pacific Northwest for Subaru cars and SUVs, so it’s a win-win.”
“We are thrilled to enhance our existing partnership with Mt. Hood Community College and provide greater opportunities for its dedicated students,” said Jim Pernas, Portland Zone Director at Subaru of America, Inc. “At Subaru, we are passionate about helping members of our local communities succeed and are excited to give aspiring Subaru technicians the tools they need to realize their full potential.”