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CA New Car Dealers Association Foundation Announces Scholarship Awards for 20 Auto Tech Students Across the State

SACRAMENTO , Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The California New Car Dealers Association Scholarship Foundation announced the winners of its annual “CAR CAREERS” Scholarship Program, providing more than $100,000 to deserving students who are pursuing careers in automotive technology. The grant recipients were selected through a competitive application process that evaluated academic performance, career interests, and industry experience.

The Foundation Board selected the top 4 candidates from 5 regions across the state, who were each awarded $5,000 to cover education and training expenses. From these 20 grant recipients, Vincent Lagasca was selected as the overall statewide winner, receiving an additional

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MetroWest mechanic shortage as less students enroll in technical class

Those who are looking to get their cars fixed might have to wait a few days — even weeks — before they can nail down an appointment at their neighborhood auto shop.

A shortage of mechanics is the reason. Simply put, there just aren’t enough of them to do all of the work.

“I’ve been looking for a mechanic for over five months,” said Tony Lakkis, who has owned Sudbury Mobil at 432 Boston Post Road (Rte. 20) for 32 years. He employs one mechanic, but needs another.

Meanwhile, work is piling up. And Lakkis isn’t alone.

At Wally &

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