Techs observe talents from army carrier to automobile restore

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For Andrew Acevedo, the pricy set up of a boost package on his Jeep Wrangler satisfied him to enter the extra of his personal automobile upkeep and upkeep.

“I started out small with oil changes, and then I broke a U-joint,” stated Acevedo, who served 4 years within the U.S. Marine Corps ahead of retiring in 2019. “I fixed that, too.”

At his bottom, Camp Lejeune in North Carolina, there was once a “hobby garage” the place infantrymen may hire equipment and a boost.

When Acevedo’s excursion with a job power in Italy was once over, he got here house to seek out many buddies had been solving automobiles. He did the similar, sooner or later discovering paintings at a Ford dealership and a few free garages.

A program coordinator noticed his resume on a task recruiting web site and emailed Acevedo.

“I looked into it on their website and discovered it would be very beneficial to me because they would give me a lot of training that I normally wouldn’t have received if I followed another pathway into the business,” he stated. “They gave me an offer and I accepted. I just wish that more veterans were aware of this program.”

Acevedo works at Yonkers Kia in Pristine York. Like Blair, he stated that his background turns out to be useful. He took section in NATO workout routines, operating with troops from alternative international locations, he stated.

“Everyone was there as part of the same team,” Acevedo stated. “That translates back into the service bay. I learned the importance of getting along with my co-workers — help them out when they need you. They will be there and do anything to help you in return. I learned that from my past jobs, but I have seen that here at Yonkers Kia too.”

For Andrew Acevedo, the pricy set up of a boost package on his Jeep Wrangler satisfied him to enter the extra of his personal automobile upkeep and upkeep.

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