On Monday, November 7, 2011 NCIA celebrated the grand opening of its Youth In Transition School (YIT) Automotive Training Center located at 7130 Rutherford Road in Woodlawn, Maryland.
State and local dignitaries attended the event including; Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz, Dr. Kelley,representing Senator Delores Kelley, Delegate Adrienne Jones, Speaker Pro Tem, Delegate Shirley Nathan-Pulliam, and Baltimore County Councilman Kenneth Oliver.
The Youth In Transition School Automotive Training Center is a state of the art automotive center with a lubrication pit, inspection bay with 2-post lift, electronically measured automotive equipment and a classroom using computer based training. The YIT Automotive Program trains and educates students on basic automotive repair skills, job readiness and life management skills.
“The new Automotive Training Center is the latest addition to the Youth In Transition School’s vocational programs. Our goal is to provide an opportunity for students to become successfully employed in an automotive center. The combination of a state-of-the-art automotive training center, computer based training and internships at local automotive stores will provide a solid foundation for our students” said Herbert J. Hoelter, NCIA Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer.
“Having a vocational program that prepares students specifically for work at a quick lube automotive center with a focus on safety, quality of service and customer care is an important component of the program” stated Pete Blauvelt, President of the Jiffy Lube Baltimore region’s Franchise Owner’s organization. “We commend NCIA on creating such a program.”
“NCIA’s new automotive training program is a model for how to close the gap between worker skills and employer needs,” said Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz.