gl_armorygarageGlenmont Job Corps Center Auto Technology students visited Armory Garage in Albany, NY on Oct. 14.

Armory HR Manager Megan Gigliotti offered the students and accompanying staff an extensive tour of the service garage, diesel garage, auto body shop and parts department. Armory staff briefed  students on the service center process and the importance of team work in the field of Auto Technology. Many students got up close to jobs in progress and mingled with some of the technicians working there.

Ms. Gigliotti stressed that she looks for employees who are motivated to always learn more. She also shared information on earning potential in the auto field.

Students were engaged throughout the tour and were motivated by what they saw and heard about opportunities in the industry. One student asked if an OSHA certification was a valuable asset when applying for a job. Ms. Gigliotti said that certification would, most definitely, put their resume in front of a resume that lacked an OSHA certification.

Center Business & Community Liaison Ann Marie Morin also used this opportunity to offer Armory Garage the opportunity to partner with the Center through Work-Based Learning. Ms. Gigliotti said that her technicians embrace the opportunity to teach others, and that Armory Garage would love to have Glenmont students on board.

As a result, Ashely Chiarello, Center Work-Based Learning Advisor, will follow up with Armory to establish a Memorandum of Understanding.