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Goodwill to offer auto mechanic certification class stating Sept. 22

By Staff | Sep 11, 2021

Ready to jump start your career as an auto mechanic? For those already working in the industry, but want to earn their Automotive Service Excellence GI certification, Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida is offering a 4-week program focused on the modules within the ASE-G1 test.

Classes are held at Hodges University in Fort Myers from 6:30-9 p.m. from Sept. 22 – Oct. 9. Classes are also available virtually via Webex.

Classes cover everything from steering and transmission, to brakes and tires. Participants will learn the why-how of basic automotive techniques, and test to become ASE certified. This certification can help improve opportunity within the industry, or help those wanting to start their own business.

The auto industry is expected to grow by 30% through 2022. It’s in the top 20 jobs for high earnings, with the average pay for service technicians starting at $15/hour and can quickly grow.

The class costs $40, with an additional $20 for the bonus: MACS 609 module exam. For more information, call 239-995-2106, extension 2304, or go online at www.goodwillswfl.org.

Pam Oakes, a 4th generation mechanic and previous owner of Pam’s Motor City, is the class instructor. Oakes is an international trainer, master tech and automotive sensor-apps engineer.

Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida is a nonprofit organization committed to serving people with disabilities and disadvantages by providing life-changing opportunities toward independence.

For additional information about Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida, please visit www.goodwillswfl.org, or call 239-995-2106.

The Hodges University campus in Fort Myers is located at 4501 Colonial Blvd. For more about the university, call (888) 920-3035 or visit the website at https://hodges.edu/