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F.C. Rotary Hears Presentation on Auto Tech Program

329rotaryBilly Painter, director of the Automobile Dealers Education Institute’s Certified Technician Training Program, is shown flanked by Falls Church Rotary Club Past President Bilal Raschid at left, who introduced Billy, and Vocational Service Director Tin Tin Raschid at right at the Falls Church Rotary Club meeting last Thursday evening at the Harvest Moon Restaurant. Painter described the two-year Automotive Technician Training Program consisting of full-time on-the-job training plus one day per week of classes offered to high school and GED graduates leading to full-time employment as auto service technicians. Scholarships and veteran benefits are awarded to qualified young men and women accepted for the program sponsored by the Washington Area New Automobile Dealers Association to help alleviate a shortage of experienced auto technicians. Some Rotary clubs in the Washington, D.C. area also contribute funds toward the cost of needed tools for each student. The program utilizes facilities at the Falls Church Marshall Academy Automotive Lab at George C. Marshall High School. (Photo: Courtesy John Karickhoff)