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FAYETTEVILLE, NC – March 10, 2017 – Fayetteville Technical Community College (FTCC) announced today that with the upcoming graduation for the class of 2017 in the Collision Repair and Refinishing Technology and Automotive Systems Technology Programs, the College has scheduled “Draft (hiring) Days” for Tuesday and Wednesday, March 14 & 15, 2017.  Student Observations will be held on March 14, and interviews will be held on March 15.

Automotive Systems Technology student observations will be on March 14 from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Advanced Technology Center on the Fayetteville Campus at 2201 Hull Road.  The Collision Repair and Refinishing Technology student observations will be on March 14 from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the FTCC Collision & Refinishing Technology Center (CollisionU), at 2821 Procurement Circle (Military Business Park).  Interviews for both programs will be on March 15.

Draft days will allow national automotive, collision, and insurance industries, along with the Fayetteville New Car Dealers’ Association, to come to FTCC and personally observe the students at work, interact with them, and interview them for jobs upon graduation.  Industry executives from over 20 companies, such as Ford, Hendrick, Geico, Abra Auto Body & Glass, Gerber Collison & Glass, Honda, and others, are expected to attend the two-day event.

In addition to interviewing prospective 2017 graduates for new positions, employers will also be able to meet and mingle with first-year students for possible internships and interview Business Administration prospective 2017 graduates for front office positions in their organizations.

The Collision Repair and Refinishing Technology Associate degree program is structured to provide students with not only technical training in collision repair and refinishing but also industry-recognized, specialized certifications including nine professional certifications from I-CAR (Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair), four professional certifications from ASE (National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence), five manufacturer certifications, and an insurance adjuster license.

The Automotive Systems Technology degree program, in partnership with the Ford Corporation, is structured to provide students with training in Maintenance in Light Repair (MLR) in the first year of the program. Students have the opportunity to earn Ford MLR certifications in Basic Electrical Systems, Brakes, Climate Control, Steering & Suspension, and Advanced Electronics.

For additional information, please contact Paul Gage, FTCC Director of Transportation Services Technologies, at or 910.486.3990.

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