High school students get hands-on training in automotive technology

Summer program aims to inspire students to enter the industry

Some New Jersey high school students are spending part of their summer learning about the automotive industry as part of the Ignite program at the Universal Technical Institute in Bloomfield. For three weeks, juniors getting ready to enter their senior year are receiving hands-on training at no cost.

Program officials say skilled technicians are in high demand. Students participating in the program represent more than a dozen high schools in the state.

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