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Mopar CAP LOCAL Recruits 20 Colleges to Train Next Generation of Dealership Service Technicians


  • New program enlists first 20 colleges as service training sites
  • FCA US projects need to fill more than 5,000 service technician positions by 2018
  • More than 100 colleges are sought by 2018 by Mopar CAP LOCAL

AUBURN HILLS, MI - December 18, 2015: A FCA US LLC program designed to develop a critical stream of highly trained technicians to work in its U.S. dealerships has added 20 colleges to its growing network of certified technical training sites.

FCA US established the program – known as Mopar CAP (Career Automotive Program) LOCAL – in partnership with the National Coalition of Certification Centers (NC3) to train approximately 1,000 students annually.

"Together, with our partner NC3, we are making great progress in expanding our geographic footprint of training sites by identifying and certifying colleges nationwide that have highly qualified automotive programs," said John Fox, Director of Dealer Training at FCA US LLC. "Plans are to launch 30 additional educational sites during 2016 and we are well on our way to reaching our goal of enlisting more than 100 certified colleges by 2018."

Mopar CAP LOCAL prepares technicians to work as Level 1 Technicians upon graduation from a certified, two-year training institution, such as a university, college, community college or technical center. NC3 certifies each Mopar CAP LOCAL school to ensure they meet the stringent requirements necessary for success.

"NC3 couldn't be more pleased with the successful local partnerships being formed between FCA US and NC3 leadership schools," said Roger Tadajewski, Executive Director of NC3. "With 20 schools launched in the first six months and more than 4,500 Level 0 and Level 1 training modules already completed, the pipeline of technician talent to local dealerships is well underway across the nation. The Mopar CAP LOCAL program has quickly become one of the most important and effective workforce development projects in many years."

FCA US and NC3 announced their partnership in July, 2015. Mopar CAP LOCAL is an extension of FCA's traditional Mopar CAP program that has been training service technicians to work in Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, and Ram Truck dealerships since 1984. The traditional Mopar CAP has 31 colleges training service technicians primarily in metropolitan areas of the country. The new Mopar CAP LOCAL program is enlisting schools in secondary and rural markets as well.


Mopar CAP Local Schools Launched to Date (Through Dec. 17, 2015)



Gateway Technical College (Pilot)

Kenosha, WI

Ivy Tech Community College

Kokomo, IN

Hill Community College

Dallas, TX

Washburn Institute of Technology

Topeka, KS

New England Institute of Technology

Warwick, RI

American River College

Sacramento, CA

TCAT - Elizabethton

Elizabethton, TN

Kirkwood Community College

Cedar Rapids, IA

North Dakota State College of Science

Wahpeton, ND

Wayne Community College

Goldsboro, NC

Linn Benton Community College

Corvallis, OR

Wichita Area Technical College

Wichita, KS

Umpqua Community College

Roseburg, OR

Evergreen Valley College

San Jose, CA

Metropolitan Community College

Omaha, NE

IvyTech Community College - Evansville

Evansville, IN

Lawson State Community College

Bessemer, AL

Tyler Junior College

Tyler, TX


NC3-National Coalition of Certification Centers is a network of education providers and corporations that supports, advances, and validates new and emerging technology skills in the transportation, aviation, and energy industry sectors. NC3 develops, implements and sustains industry-recognized portable certifications built on national skill standards.