Icahn Automotive Group LLC recently celebrated the opening of a rebranded technical training center at the Alfred State College of Technology in New York.
"Alfred State graduates are in a unique position because they graduate with the technical skills to perform automotive service, plus the business acumen that's needed to manage a shop," says Brian Kaner, CEO of service for Icahn, which owns the AAMCO, Precision Tune Auto Care and Pep Boys - Manny, Moe & Jack brands.
Eric Wilmot, chair of automotive trades at Alfred State, says the college is "looking forward to working closely with the team at Icahn Automotiive to provide students with jobs when they graduate. The automotive program relies on industry support to meet our technical and equipment needs, and our relationship with Icahn is a perfect example of how education and industry can work together for mutual benefit."
Icahn says it has made investments "in dozens of technical training schools across the nation" and has awarded $50,000 in scholarships to students who are studying at automotive trade schools.