Florida College Expands Auto Program to Combat Tech Shortage

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Feb. 18, 2022—A Florida technical college is expanding its automotive program in an effort to help mitigate the ongoing tech shortage.

Florida Career College, which has campuses in Lauderdale Lakes and West Palm Beach, is enrolling students into its Automotive Technician program with both day and evening classes. Students can earn their diploma in as little as 10 months according to a news release, and the school helps graduates with job placement. 

"Students will train in our new automotive labs, where they can practice on real vehicles and develop practical skills," Program Chair Philip Seibold said. "Through a combination of diagnostics and repair training, exposure to both basic and advanced skills and techniques, and hands-on application of skills in a shop environment, students will build the foundation they need, and learn to bring value to automotive shops."

The program is "continually" updated and offers training on EVs and other developing technologies.

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