Automotive Technology Graduate
Nicholas Garber always liked working on cars, a skill he first learned from his dad. After finishing high school, he landed a job as an auto mechanic at a local shop, but noticed that mechanics with formal training were being paid a higher wage. The way to move up, he learned, was through certification.
After starting LBCC's automotive technician program, Nicholas had the opportunity to get into alternative fuels training, a specialty program that trains technicians in propane, compressed natural gas, and electrical automotive systems. This put Nicholas in a specialty field, a notch above traditional mechanics.
It turned out to be a great choice. Nicholas had five job offers before completing the program.
"At the time, I didn't realize where the training was going to lead me. Now I have my pick from some great-paying jobs."