These tools and Snap-On cabinet are valued at $6000 for each student and and if the student remains employed at the shop along the Havana Motor Mile for 2 years, he/she is awarded the tool package. If he/she leaves employment before the 2 year mark, the tool package goes back to Pickens Auto Tech program and another student is awarded the tool package and a job on the Havana Motor Mile. This program has been an incredible success thanks to our Havana BID board of director Gary Sliger. Gary is also the owner of Gary’s Full Service Auto Repair and on the board of Pickens Tech Auto Program. We are also so grateful to Rolf Werner at Pickens Tech Auto Tech Program for managing the partnership with the students and the workforce initiative on the Havana Motor Mile.
Rolf, an instructor at Pickens Auto Tech program shared that about 8-10 students from Pickens graduates and works on the Havana Motor Mile. This year the students shared that many of them will be working at Ed Bozarth Chevrolet, Schomp Subaru, Tynan’s and Gary’s Full Service Automotive Repair. Rolf will also be working with Schomp Automotive along the Havana Motor Mile to hire about 45 students next year.
Here are the names of the six 2019 graduates that were awarded the use of the Snap-On Tool cabinet and tools while they work on the Havana Motor Mile.
This year we also awarded Brandon Walker a toolbox from a student that left the program before the 2 year mark.