Portsmouth HS Students Learn About The Automotive Tech Industry
The future looks bright for the students of Portsmouth High School. This local high school is home to one of the top automotive programs for the Ford TechDrive program, which connects local dealerships to young people in the community. At the school’s TechDrive Kickoff Event, Portsmouth Ford made a donation to the high school’s auto mechanics program to help support students who are interested in the auto mechanics field.
With a predicted shortfall in technicians, Portsmouth Ford teamed up with Ford Motor Company to inspire students to join the auto mechanics program and eventually contribute to the automotive industry. Jeffrey Isacson, Fixed Operations Director, explained to students what Ford dealerships are looking for in future technicians.
Students learned about the pathways to becoming a technician and were able to take a close-up look at brand new Ford vehicles like the striking Ford Raptor and the sleek Ford Mustang GT. They were then presented with a 2013 Ford Fiesta, a donation that will allow students hands-on experience as a technician. Students enjoyed a catered lunch, a Ford technician shirt, and the opportunity to talk with industry professionals and ask questions about the automotive industry and the Ford TechDrive program.
Here at your local Ford dealership in Portsmouth NH, we are proud to support our local schools and celebrate the amazing Auto Tech program at Portsmouth High School. Through our partnership with the Ford Motor Company, our goal is to create a pipeline of talented students who will eventually become skilled technicians for a Ford dealership. We know that the young people in our community are the future of Portsmouth Ford, and we hope to inspire excitement and interest in the automotive industry.