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Old 07-20-2007, 04:19 PM
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how does a new diesel technician out of tech school get to work on powerstrokes? is there a ford apprenticeship program or something?
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typically, you go to a Ford dealer and apply, then once accepted from there, you will most likely train with a senior tech that is very knowledgeable and experienced...then the dealer throws you to the wolves (on your own)..
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It will be up to you to push for the training you need. It is true reguardless of where you work, Dealership or independent shop. You have to make your on luck.

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Old 07-20-2007, 06:06 PM
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The best way is to go to the ASSET or FACT program. Those are both Ford programs. Its getting hard to find a dealer to hire someone without already having Ford Creds but they are out there. I took the FACT program. But with you already having a Diesel education start dropping off resumes.
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Old 07-21-2007, 06:06 PM
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most dealerships are hungry for young people that are have some type of formal training . i would just walk in with resume most of time they'll sit down and talk too you that day . for the most place they'll going to test you on some smaller project before go right to diesels once get your foot in and they trust you, your golden .
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The best way is to go to the ASSET or FACT program. Those are both Ford programs. Its getting hard to find a dealer to hire someone without already having Ford Creds but they are out there. I took the FACT program. But with you already having a Diesel education start dropping off resumes.
Stroke tech is right on. Nice thing about programs such as ford fact is you get sponsored by a dealership and work on stuff as you are in school. Mostly leading to a carrer with that dealer.

I went to the general motors ASAP program. Great school and real tech as teachers. Unlike UTI, AAI ECT you are going to have a job when you graduate. When I graduated I had 62 credits and an associates in applied science.

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Old 07-22-2007, 10:45 PM
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Stroke tech is right on. Nice thing about programs such as ford fact is you get sponsored by a dealership and work on stuff as you are in school. Mostly leading to a carrer with that dealer.

I went to the general motors ASAP program. Great school and real tech as teachers. Unlike UTI, AAI ECT you are going to have a job when you graduate. When I graduated I had 62 credits and an associates in applied science.

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but isnt the FACT program offered at UTI as an elective? and you are telling me that you really did get 62 credits and an associates??? that would be kick *** because i want actual credits not UTI only credits lol
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I am not going to disagree with Shawn, I went to the ASSET program and have not looked back since. I would recommend this program to anyone.
As gbear said though you have to push for everything you want. stay hungry!!
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