Forsyth Tech signs new employer partners

WINSTON-SALEM – Forsyth Technical Community College has new employer partners for apprentice diesel mechanics through the award-winning Learn and Earn Apprenticeship (LEAP) program.

Salem National Lease, Best Logistics and Parrish Tire Company are LEAP’s new employer partners. This means that they provide student apprentices in the Transportation Technology Center Diesel and Heavy Equipment Program with mentorship, support, and on-the-job training.

“Best Logistics Group is delighted to partner with Forsyth Technical Community College as we work to further develop our talent pool through a robust apprenticeship program. The trucking industry remains on the front line, and like many industries, we continue to move forward to overcome hiring challenges and retain the skilled diesel mechanics that are critical to our fleets within Best Logistics Group. operate to deliver goods nationwide,” said Dustin Johnson, director of talent for Best Logistics Group.

These new employer partners join Flow Automotive, Bob King Automotive, Smart Chevy and Tire Max, which support apprentices in the transportation field, particularly those studying post-collision repair and refinishing technology and automotive systems technology.

“Parrish Tire is excited to continue its partnership with Forsyth Tech Community College through the new Diesel Mechanic Apprenticeship Program,” said David Yarbrough, Stores Manager, Parrish Tire Company. “We are confident that this deep relationship will continue to enable us to provide quality career paths and top-notch automotive service in the communities we serve.”

Forsyth Tech’s LEAP, named Outstanding Consortium Member 2022 by ApprenticeshipNC, offers students the opportunity to earn a degree while gaining on-the-job training as an apprentice with an employer partner. There are over 30 employer partners in the program, and students study a range of subjects, including advanced manufacturing, IT, automotive industries, and supply chain and logistics.

New apprentices and employer partners are accepted, and anyone interested in getting involved should complete the form at www.forsythtech.edu/leap.