2020-2021 Innovation of the Year Award Winner: Sinclair Community College

Comprehensive Automotive Service Technology

Trained automotive service technicians have been in high demand for the past several years. To help support local repair facilities’ employment needs, Sinclair Community College’s automotive department aligned their course schedule to offer a closed cohort work-based learning program to support student completion and workforce preparation throughout the Miami Valley. Students earn their A.A.S. in Automotive Technology while participating in a two-year paid internship at a local repair facility to gain real-world automotive work experience. This program encompasses, on average, about 30 paid interns each fall and spring semester, and promotes direct hiring upon completion of their credential(s) each spring semester.


  • Christopher Murphy, Associate Professor, Automotive Technology
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