Auto hiring dayOnce a semester the Automotive Technology department holds a hiring day for their students.  This year Julia Johnson’s internship class prepared thirty two students for speed dating interview style with over thirty automotive-related bay area employers. Just under half of the employers represented automotive manufacture dealers with the remaining employers being split evenly between independent repair shops and mass merchandisers.

Once again it was a huge success that would not have been possible without the effort, dedication and communication of automotive professor Julia Johnson. Before hiring day the students are taught employment soft skills, resume writing and ethics. Each student is put through multiple mock interviews with the assistance of additional Skyline College staff members. Program coordinator Tom Broxholm stated, “This is the largest hiring day we have ever had and I’m very excited for the students and the employers.”

Article and Photos by Tom Broxholm