Later in May, we will be announcing the names of the eight (8) Pickens Technical Center’s Automotive Technician Program graduates who have been hired to work in shops in the Havana Motor Mile. Those eight (8) students will also receive a Snap-On Tool package including a compact split lid cart full of auto mechanic tools (pictured) to use on the job. This is our Havana Motor Mile Tool Incentive Program created to address the severe shortage of auto technicians and encourage newly trained technicians from Pickens to fill eight job vacancies in the Havana Motor Mile shops.
Automotive technicians are required to have their own tools to use on the job. Right out of school, it is often difficult for newly graduated auto techs to afford the basic tools required. Receiving a complete Snap-On Tool package is a dream come true for a new auto tech.
The Havana Motor Mile/Havana BID contributed $20,000 from our 2016 and 2017 operating budget to fund this tool incentive program. Snap-On Tools worked with us and Pickens to give us a great deal on the tool packages. If the student awarded the tools stays on the job in the Havana Motor Mile shop for two years, they get to keep the tool package. If they leave employment before the two year mark, the tool package goes back to Pickens to be awarded to a future student employed in a Havana Motor Mile shop as part of this tool incentive program. This great new program was created by the service managers and shop owners in the Havana Motor Mile.