Salt Lake Community College (SLCC) interim president Dr. Deneece Huftalin announced that the school will be offering a new, for-credit class through an automotive internship, fulfilling a wish of the late Roger L. Miller. Miller was a racing enthusiast and a member of one of the most successful automotive families in the country.
Roger was “instrumental and inspirational” in the creation of the class, according to Rick Bouillon, dean of SLCC School of Technical Specialties. “His vision for on-the-job, real-world training will have lasting, positive effects for those seeking a career in automotive technology,” Bouillon said.
Second-year students working toward an Associate of Applied Science degree in the SLCC Automotive Technician program will be able to earn six credit hours by taking the Roger L. Miller Automotive Internship Class. Currently there are no restrictions on the number of students.
Through the ongoing class, which begins the summer of 2014, students will work in paid and unpaid internships at a variety of participating companies and receive at least 180 hours of on-the-job training. Students will need to meet specific requirements before taking part in the class.