June 5, 2017—As the country searches for ways to improve college affordability and more accurately measure student learning, Pro-MECH Learning Systems, known for its commercial vehicle repair training both online and in the classroom, has just launched TechSpedite, an accelerated four-week intensive training program designed to educate and place capable technicians at a fraction of the cost, and in a fraction of the time.
Chuck Barresi, CEO of Pro-Mech Learning Systems, said they are finding eagerness on the part of both students and employers.
“We are finding a desire from students who want to minimize the cost and time commitment required with a traditional vocational college; and from employers eager to hire technicians with the basic skills to fill their demands” said Barresi. “This course is taught in a real working shop over the course of a full working day to mirror their future environment. Hands-on training is conducted daily on live equipment; and success is measured in terms of learning rather than time. Students progress by demonstrating the competency, knowledge, and skills required to complete each task.”
TechSpedite’s objective is to produce entry-level technicians that can immediately contribute by performing preventive maintenance inspections, diagnose and repair the most common service issues, and possess the basic soft skills required to be a productive tech. Each graduate is drug tested. The employer receives a detailed analysis of the tech’s performance in the class, with a report from Pro-MECH outlining the strengths and weaknesses of each graduate and suggestions for on-boarding the tech into their workforce.
“We want to provide students the best opportunity for employment; and employers the best qualified entry-level technician,” said Barresi.