MassBay celebrates 16 years as training center

📸 Richard McMahon of Charlton is an instructor at the Ashland Technology Center.

ASHLAND — MassBay Community College is pleased to celebrate its 16th year as the General Motors Satellite Training Center for the Boston area in the northeast region. The design of the technical training program by the General Motors Service Technical College (GMSTC) is to provide area GM technicians with the latest dealership knowledge. These manufacturer-specific courses are taught at our Ashland Technology Center by MassBay instructor, Charlton resident Richard McMahon, a 2006 MassBay General Motors Automotive Service Educational Program (GM ASEP) graduate and an awarded World Class Technician.

“MassBay is excited to continue as an industry leader in automotive technology education in New England,” said MassBay Dean of Automotive Technology, Robert Lilley. “Having the GM Technical College located on our Ashland campus has been a great partnership for MassBay. Our ability to offer the latest innovations for dealership technicians has advanced the transportation industry as a whole. In addition, our GM ASEP automotive students have also benefited from this partnership of having state-of-the-art technology on campus.”

“It is great to have partners like MassBay Community College that take the GM dealership’s need for qualified technicians so seriously,” said General Motors Service Technical College Training Operations Supervisor, Mik Stubing. “They are an outstanding delivery arm of the GM Service Technical College which truly shows that they, along with GM, are committed to delivering quality GM instruction to the technicians within the Boston area. The GMSTC program, coupled with the GM ASEP program, also located at MassBay, provide an excellent source of GM training for the local dealers to continue to build their workforce.”

MassBay’s Auto Technology is a premier automotive training center in the New England region, offering programs that are sponsored by four major automotive brands — BMW, Toyota/Lexus, General Motors, and FCA Automobiles (JEEP/Chrysler/Dodge/Ram), providing students with in-depth, product-specific automotive technology programs. Students receive training on the newest cars, using state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment. The program embeds a paid, hands-on co-op component, which enables students to learn in a professional setting while earning money and college credit simultaneously. MassBay’s automotive program has a 99 percent placement rate of graduates into full-time automotive careers by graduation. 

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