NAPA Automotive Skills Training Center at COR
In partnership with Genuine Parts Company (GPC) and NAPA, City of Refuge offers a 20-week intensive general technician and parts training program requiring a 35-hour per week commitment. Students will be engaged in classroom lecture, online coursework and in-shop training. Shop training includes performing a full range of service repairs such as brake jobs, tire mounting/balancing, alignment, diagnostics, tune-ups, water pump replacement, frontend work, and more. Select students will also participate in a one-week internship with a local NAPA Auto Care Center. City of Refuge has partnered with United Way of Greater Atlanta, Atlanta Center for Self Sufficiency (ACSS), Georgia Works, First Step Staffing, Integrity CDC, Atlanta Mission and others to recruit, interview and place candidates in the program. The Automotive Skills Training Center will accept up to 15 students into each class based upon application, aptitude pre-test results, interview and background screening. Priority is given to students with a current valid driver’s license, stable transportation and housing, and a basic knowledge of automotive repair.
Students are expected to achieve the following three milestones:
- Emphasis on Responsibility: The program places strict requirements on attendance and timeliness. In order to take the final exam, students must attend 95% of all of the classes Monday through Friday, 8am-4pm. They must also be on time 95% of the time.
- Emphasis on Learning and Comprehensive Knowledge: Passing all exams and class assignments, and showing the ability to apply classroom learning in the shop through the completion of 80 specific repair tasks.
- Emphasis on Success: We expect students accepted into the class to complete all requirements and pursue job opportunities in the auto tech industry.
If you are unable to submit an online application please download this pdf student application to complete by hand. Completed applications should be returned, and questions for further information should be directed, to the attention of Matt McCoy at firstname.lastname@example.org (404-952-1225), or by bringing to our main office at 1300 Joseph E. Boone Blvd. NW, Atlanta, 30314. Qualifying applicants will be contacted to schedule on-site interviews.