Local Dealership Recognizes OSTC Alumni
Matick Buick GMC in Southfield recently hosted a barbecue luncheon to celebrate the achievements of Automotive Technology alumni Devin Bailey and Kenyon Knight, who both attained General Motors World Class Technician status, the highest level of accomplishment for a GM Technician. The event also allowed current student Brooke Rennert-Gouin to interview the COO of Matick Automotive Molly Williams.
Molly highlighted the pressing need for technicians in service and the body shop, expressing gratitude for the Work-Based Learning (WBL) program. This program has demonstrated its success in a short period, allowing young men and women to begin their careers while still in high school and learn the dealership culture alongside technical instruction from the school.
She also emphasized that participating in work-based learning programs is one of the most effective ways to acquire and retain technicians. These programs foster loyalty to the company over time and enable a collaborative approach between teachers and the dealership, ensuring a unified message and approach.
The barbecue luncheon at Matick Buick GMC celebrated success, highlighting the achievements of talented alumni and the importance of work-based learning programs in preparing students for fulfilling careers in the automotive industry.
Students from various programs at OSTC Northeast came together to celebrate "Students in Industry".
Culinary Arts/Hospitality Program student Rachel Maag was named the 2023 CTE Student of the Year for the Northeast Campus.
The Northeast Campus held a special ceremony recognizing and inducting 180 students into the National Technical Honor Society.