It’s Thanksgiving, which makes this a perfect time to feel some gratitude for the essential workers, from every field, that have done so much to help ordinary folks like us to navigate some very challenging times. Think of how we’d all get to medical appointments and such if car dealerships didn’t have trained technicians in their service departments to keep all our rides running properly. The line mechanic at the dealer who performs warranty or maintenance duties on your vehicle is indeed a do-or-die individual. Like the industry as a whole, General Motors considers a trained technician pool to be a very serious matter. To that effect, it’s made a $12 million investment in training new people who will be able to swiftly interpret the diagnostic readouts for you GM vehicle and take the appropriate corrective action.
Working in partnership with the Automotive Service Excellence Education Foundation, GM has handed over 219 copies of the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra full-size pickups built in 2019 and 2020, all with 3.0-liter diesel power, to 50 participating colleges and three universities. The program, known as GM ASEP, jointly involves GM, its dealer network, ACDelco and learning institutions in the United States, Canada, China and Ecuador. Deliveries of this rolling classrooms, if you will, has been underway since the third quarter of this year.