Sinclair Community College’s Automotive Program hosted an Automated and Connected Vehicles summer conference August 2018 to provide technical training on autonomous vehicle technology to over 40 participating college automotive instructors. Sinclair has partnered with General Motors, Mercedes-Benz, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, American Honda, Subaru, Toyota and Delphi to conduct the training sessions. Manufacturers provided training on advanced driver assist systems relating to autonomous vehicle technology.
The goal of the conference is to create industry-supported institutes and educational resources to academically strengthen automotive technician degree programs and meet employer needs for technicians in the Autonomous Vehicle industry.
Sinclair’s Automotive Program has manufacture affiliated two-year associate degree internship based programs partnering with American Honda, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, and General Motors to prepare students for entry level automotive service technician positions at local dealerships. Additionally, Sinclair has a two-year associate degree internship-based program that works with independent shops and other dealerships throughout the region. The automotive program is Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Education Foundation accredited offering daytime and evening courses. Sinclair also, has two certificate programs in automotive technology and high performance.