Tri-C and GM partner on tuition-free automotive technology degree –

CLEVELAND, Ohio — Cuyahoga Community College is offering full scholarships for a two-year associate’s degree in automotive technology.

Tri-C and General Motors Co. are partnering to launch the GM Dealer Technician Scholarship, which will cover tuition and fees for 80 students. The school, which has a growing automotive technology program, is one of seven community colleges in Michigan, Ohio and Pennsylvania that will offer the scholarship beginning this fall.

The goal is for graduates to get full-time jobs at one of the 4,000-plus GM dealerships in the United States. The program is designed to meet the growing demand for service technicians, said Terrence Rhadigan, executive director of GM Corporate Giving.

He cited the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics estimating that the industry will need 46,000 more technicians by 2026.

“We’re tearing down the barriers that stand in the way of people pursuing these good-paying, high-tech jobs,” Rhadigan said in a news release. “After two years, we want people to hit the ground running, so we will help them get a quality education, technical training and hands-on experience without the burden of student loans.”

Coursework and paid co-op work experience at Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac dealerships are designed to expose students to industry technologies such as battery-electric vehicles, semi-autonomous driver assistance systems and built-in Wi-Fi connectivity.

For more information about the Tri-C’s automotive technology program and the scholarship visit

Read More…

Leave a Reply