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State Approves NCC’s New Diesel Mechanic Program

Posted at April 14, 2017 | By : | Categories : Blog,Workforce Development | 0 Comment
File photo of automotive student Sashariel Hung at the New Community Automotive Training Center at 210 West Bigelow St. in Newark.

File photo of automotive student Sashariel Hung at the New Community Automotive Training Center at 210 West Bigelow St. in Newark.

Job training opportunities are growing at New Community Workforce Development Center! The state Department of Labor and Workforce Development and the Department of Education jointly approved a Diesel Mechanic Training Program to be offered at NCC.

“New Community Workforce Development Center is excited to offer the Diesel Mechanic Training Program,” Director of Workforce Development Rodney Brutton said. “This is a natural extension of our automotive program. We look forward to bringing in our first cohort in the latter part of 2017,” he added.

Students of the new program will complete the 1,100-hour course in roughly seven to eight months, according to Brutton.

The course will focus on providing students with entry-level knowledge and skills to correctly test, diagnose, replace, repair and adjust diesel engines, electrical, charging, starting, lighting, brakes and steering suspension systems on trucks.

Job opportunities for diesel mechanics is on the rise. Diesel and heavy vehicle mechanics will experience job growth as the shipping industry continues to grow, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Students who successfully complete the diesel program will receive ASE certifications in brakes, steering and suspension, electrical and other related areas, Brutton said.

New Community Workforce Development Center is currently recruiting students for its various job training programs, including automotive, building trades/construction, culinary and health care. To apply online, visit www.newcommunity.org or call Workforce at 973-824-6484.