The City of Austin Fleet Services notified nine graduating Autotech seniors of their eligibility for an exclusive Fleet Automotive Internship Program with the City. The offer is the culmination of a first-year partnership with the City.
During the 2019-2020 school year, staff members from Fleet Services visited students in the class, worked with them in the shop, and brought out city vehicles for demonstrations. Participating in the paid internship program will allow the students to continue their learning on the job in addition to enabling them to compete for full-time employment with the City. The internships create a pipeline into automotive technician positions with a step-by-step process/procedure for advancement.
One of the crucial aspects of students’ success with the DVHS AutoTech program was teacher Ryan Ragan’s Practicum class. The program provided students with an in-district internship opportunity with the DVISD Transportation Department during the school year.
“The Auto Tech Internship program with the Del Valle ISD Transportation Department was a successful learning experience for the students and the technicians,” said Director of Del Valle ISD Transportation Ann Hatton. “With the-on-the job training, the students worked alongside the technicians to further refine the foundational skills learned through the CTE Auto Tech program. This training resulted in nine of the students receiving job offers from the City of Austin.”