Odessa College Sewell Auto Tech facility announces two new programs

Two new programs coming to OC Sewell Auto Tech facility

Two new programs will launch at the Odessa College Sewell Auto Tech facility in Fall 2024: The General Motors Automotive Service Education Program (GM ASEP) and the Kubota TECH program.

The GM ASEP program

This first of its kind program in West Texas will prep students for careers as automotive technicians. The training will alternate about eight weeks of classroom instruction and eight weeks of hands-on training with a sponsor dealer over a two-year period. The program also includes a paid internship with potential employers. Students who graduate from the program will get an Associate Degree in Automotive Technology and their GM required technician training.

The GM ASEP initiative “mirrors the success and impact of the Ford ASSET program, launched at the facility in Fall 2020, and sets a new standard for automotive education,” Odessa College officials stated.

To apply or learn more about the GM ASEP program at Odessa College Sewell Auto Tech, please click here.

Kubota TECH Program

The Kubota TECH Program prepares technicians to inspect, service, diagnose, and repair Kubota equipment. The program also enhances the students’ understanding of diesel, tractor, and construction maintenance and repair techniques.

While in training, students will have the opportunity to build professional relationships with industry experts and fellow interns as a part of their paid internship. The students work during the day in the equipment repair industry, which includes partners in the energy industry, and attend classes at the Odessa College Sewell Auto Tech facility in the evenings. Once students successfully complete their 18-month training program, they will graduate from Odessa College with an Associate Degree in Diesel Technology and will be fully certified as a Level 1 Kubota Technician.

To apply or learn more about the Kubota TECH program at Odessa College Sewell Auto Tech, click here.

Students in both the GM ASEP and Kubota TECH programs also will receive additional benefits such as major tool discounts of up to 60 percent and tuition reimbursement.

The programs result from a partnership with the Sewell Family of Companies and Kaige Kubota-Odessa.

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