That’s important, according to employment experts, who emphasize that focus on sustainable jobs in industries with long-term growth potential is key to reducing chronic unemployment.
Nine North Flint residents will be selected to participate in the Tire Program, which will provide hands-on training needed to prepare for positions as a tire technician. Considered a gateway job, a tire technician cane expect to earn $12 per hour with fringe benefits and be exposed to additional opportunities to gain skills for more lucrative positions in the auto repair industry.
Delta Tire Owner and General Manager Kyle Krupa is excited to host The Tire Project.
“As the owner of an automotive repair facility, I am always looking to hire qualified candidates,” he says. “This program has the opportunity to be a beacon of hope for people who are ready to change their lives.”
Flint Innovative Solutions connected with Delta Tire through an introduction from City of Burton City Councilman Greg Fenner.
“As a Burton business owner and City Councilman, I am proud to be involved in a program that gives people a chance to change their lives by improving their skill set,” says Fenner.
Flint Innovative Solutions is taking applications for The Tire Project, which will accept nine individuals currently living in north Flint. The application process is competitive and there will be a screening process to identify participants, according to Flint Innovative Solutions.
The Tire Project is funded through a grant provided by the Ruth Mott Foundation. The Ruth Mott Foundation’s mission is to advocate, stimulate, and support community vitality by focusing on youth, safety, economic opportunity, and neighborhoods in north Flint.
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