Kauaʻi Community College is preparing its automotive students for the future. The college’s nationally certified automotive technology department is now offering a program in hybrid and electric vehicles.
“We need to prepare more and more of our technicians to get ready for this new trend of green technology,” said Kauaʻi CC automotive professor Gordon Talbo.
Student like Seth Launder, who is looking for a career path after finishing his high school education. “I always wanted to work on cars so since I feel this is where they are going with automotive technology, I do believe, I will probably be doing some sort of work like this in the future,” said Launder.
This program also benefits students who are already in the workforce but are looking for additional training, like diesel mechanic Dalton Thronas. He works for a company that is adding hybrid vehicles to its fleet.
“No one on the island is certified to do hybrid so I wanted to try and get some of the technology under my belt so I could help out,” said Thronas.
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