Havana Motor Mile Tool Incentive Workforce Program with Pickens Tech 2023

June 1st, 2023

On May 31, 2023, the Havana Business Improvement District awarded six graduates at Pickens Technical Center’s Automotive Technician Program. These 6 graduates were hired to work in shops in the Havana Motor Mile.

Pickens 2022-2023
  1. Trae Duggan – Red tool box – Schomp Ford
  2. Axel Castaneda- Yellow tool box – Infiniti of Denver
  3. Eduardo Soto Garduno – green tool box – Schomp Subaru
  4. Alfredo Camacho – black tool chest – Infiniti of Denver
  5. Sachiel Mendoza – orange tool chest – TYNAN’s Volkswagen
  6. Amir Chambers – blue tool chest – Schomp Ford

These students received a Snap-On Tool package including a compact split lid cart full of auto mechanic tools to use on the job.

The Havana Motor Mile Tool Incentive Program was created to address the severe shortage of auto technicians and encourage newly trained technicians from Pickens to fill 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 @snapon_official Tool package is a dream come true for a new auto tech.

The Havana Motor Mile/Havana BID contributed $21,000 from our 2023 operating budget to fund this tool incentive program.  Thank you to the board of directors for your continued support of the program! Special thank you board members Garrett Walls and John Sanchez for attending the tool chest ceremony today 💚💙🖤❤️🧡💛

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, then they get to keep the tool package.  If they leave employment before the two year mark, then 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 program was created by the service managers and shop owners in the Havana Motor Mile.

Contact Darcy Niblo at Pickens Technical College at [email protected] if your Havana Motor Mile business is interested in hiring a Pickens Tech student next year for 2024-2026.