Transitional Program – For students on an Individualized Education Program (IEP)

The goal of the Automotive Career Skills program is to provide you with the skills needed to gain competitive long-term employment in the automotive industry or related fields. In this program you will learn a wide variety of essential entry-level, industry relevant, automotive technician skills. You will participate in career exploration and investigation and research activities in order to fully understand all aspects of this multibillion-dollar industry. You will develop a portfolio of program related activities; develop confidence in your ability to be successful in the world-of-work and to live independently.

 

Program Goals

  • Enter the exciting world of auto maintenance and detailing
  • Master the Computerized parts program
  • Develop your mechanical aptitude
  • Develop your manual dexterity
  • Sharpen your problem solving skills
  • Learn to pay attention to detail
  • Refine your soft skills

 

Skills Needed
To be successful in this program, you should have the following skills:

  • Mechanical aptitude
  • Good problem solving skills
  • Detail oriented
  • Manual dexterity
  • Self regulation and situational awareness
  • Ability to follow verbal instructions and written procedures
  • Basic reading, communications, writing, math, study skills, money management, auto upkeep, and general light maintenance
  • Team player, responsible, and good communicator

 

Automotive Career Skills Syllabus

 

Instructor Contact Information

Todd Parks todd.parks@wtc.k12.mn.us 763-684-2221