NEIT to Collaborate with Fiat Chrysler of America

New England Institute of Technology (NEIT) is to Collaborate with Fiat Chrysler of America(FCA US) and the National Coalition of Certification Centers (NC3).

NEIT is the only college in the northeast to offer Fiat Chrysler’s National Automotive Technician Training Program.

WHAT: FCA US LLC has developed a strategic automotive technician program in collaboration with the National Coalition of Certification Centers (NC3) to provide a pipeline of highly-trained technicians for FCA US dealers nationwide. NC3 is a network of education providers and corporations that addresses the need for strong industry partnerships with educational institutions to develop, implement and sustain industry-recognized certifications.

The goal of FCA’s Mopar Career Automotive Program (CAP) Local Program is to train approximately 1,000 students annually in more than 100 colleges nationwide to serve its dealers. Through a combination of 35 online modules combined with classroom training, this optional self-paced program is available to Automotive Technology students enrolled in select two-year programs across the country. Students who successfully complete the Mopar CAP Local Program will be certified Mopar Level 1 Technicians.

New England Institute of Technology (NEIT) was selected to participate in this program since the college confers Associate in Science degrees in Automotive Technology. In addition, NEIT’s Automotive Technology program is Master Certified by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF). NATEF is a non-profit organization that examines the structure and resources of training programs and evaluates them against nationally-accepted standards of quality.

WHEN:    Wednesday, August 12, 2015, at 10:00 a.m. (Announcement to local dealers)

Tours of NEIT’s Automotive Center will begin at 11:30 a.m.

WHERE: New England Institute of Technology

Center for Automotive Technology

101 Access Road

Warwick, RI 02886

WHO:     John Fox, Global Director of Dealer Training at FCA US

Roger Tadajewski, Executive Director of NC3

Representatives from local Fiat Chrysler dealerships

NEIT Administration and Automotive Faculty

WHY: The Mopar Local CAP program will be offered to NEIT’s Automotive Technology students beginning October, 2015. Since the closest MOPAR program is located in North Carolina, students throughout the northeast will now be afforded the opportunity to earn an Associate in Science degree in Automotive Technology and in addition, complete FCA certification. When seeking employment, this certification will provide NEIT grads with the credentials needed for advanced standing in the hiring process. NEIT will play a major role in providing highly skilled automotive technicians certified to service vehicles at local Fiat Chrysler dealerships.

Congratulations Game-On Winners!

The winners of the 2014 Chrysler Game-On competition have been announced. We’d like to thank everyone that worked hard on their Game-On Game Design.

Fifteen competing teams, comprised of New England Institute of Technology students currently enrolled in the college’s Associate in Science or Bachelor of Science Video Game Development and Design Technology programs, formed to compete in the 2014 Chrysler Gaming Competition.

Special thanks to Chrysler representatives, Keith Yancy, Senior Manager, Creative Direction and Instructional Design from Chrysler Learning Academy, Kristin Bowler, Dodge and SRT Brand Training Manager and John Fox, Director, Dealer Training Shared Services for coming to the New England Tech campus to announce the winners.

The first prize is a $2,000 gift card per team; second prize is a $1,000 gift card per team; and the third and fourth place prizes are a $500 gift card per team.