General Motors is working with the U.S. Army and U.S. defense contractor Raytheon Company to help soldiers better prepare themselves for the future while transitioning to civilian life. Dubbed the Shifting Gears Automotive Technician Training Program, the unique partnership will give eligible military members the opportunity to learn the skills necessary to become a service technician at GM dealerships around the country.
“Shifting Gears illustrates GM’s commitment to serving those who serve America,” said GM’s vice president of U.S. Sales and Service, Steve Hill. The program will begin at Fort Hood in August and is part of the U.S. Army’s Soldier For Life program, “which helps soldiers reintegrate into their communities after leaving the Army.”
Veterans receive career counseling, job-placement recommendations and employment assistance from Army Soldier for Life centers, and access to available GM technician employment opportunities through GM’s authorized dealer network upon completion of the Shifting Gears program. The first session will begin in August at Fort Hood in Killeen, Texas.