Creating Tomorrow’s Technicians Today at Mercedes-Benz of Arlington
Automotive Youth Educational Systems (AYES) prepares high school students for full-time, entry-level automotive technician or parts specialist roles or for a postsecondary program through which they can further advance their technical education.
Participants complete 320 hours of on-the-job training as interns, participate in SkillsUSA and can earn an industry-recognized student certification.
Key Elements of the Model
- Income for student
- Relationship building
- Work ethics
- Teaching of transferable skills
- Job shadowing
- Involvement of community business partners in the education process and system
- Industry-recognized certificate