For Immediate Release
June 25, 2019

Suffolk Celebrates Women in Auto Industry, Features LI Leaders at Women in Automotive Symposium, Thursday March 7

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Suffolk County Community College’s Automotive Technology program celebrates the progress of women in the auto industry and the leadership and other opportunities available to women in the increasingly diverse sector.

Suffolk’s Women in Automotive Symposium features several Long Island automotive industry woman leaders who will discuss their career journey. The symposium at Suffolk County Community College’s Automotive Technology center in Selden on Thursday, March 7, 2019 from 7 pm – 9 pm will feature:

  • Nancy Buzzetta: Managing Partner, Competition Auto Group
  • Linda Garelli: Service Director, Sunrise Toyota & Sunrise Toyota North
  • Dina Burns: Vice President, Burns Motor Company
  • Stephanie Horn: Chief Financial Officer, Rallye Automotive Group

The speakers will discuss automotive industry career opportunities, take participants through a typical work day and provide an opportunity to ask questions and network.

Seating is limited. Please call 631-451-4900 to reserve a seat.

“In our region, experienced technicians can make upwards of $100,000 annually,” said David Macholz, Academic Chair and Director of Automotive Technology at Suffolk. While many graduates of the program often become technicians, many students also branch out into other areas, including service, finance, sales and more. A general manager at a Long Island-based dealership will often command a salary of $250,000, with some significantly higher, according to Macholz.

Suffolk County Community College offers multiple certificate and A.A.S. degree programs in Automotive Technology that are National Automotive Technician's Education Foundation (NATEF) certified and designed to prepare students for employment as automobile technicians and professionals at automotive service facilities.

New Programs for fall 2019 include an Automotive Business A.A.S. Degree and Automotive Business Certificate options.

Suffolk’s automotive programs include academic classes and automotive classes that fulfill the requirements to obtain an A.A.S. degree.

The programs offered are the Honda PACT program, the Toyota T-TEN program, the General Motors ASEP program, the General Automotive ATAC, the Automotive Maintenance and Light Repair Certificate and Automotive Business Certificate and A.A.S. programs.


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