Career day showcases jobs in automotive industry

The parking lot of Manchester Community College resembled an auto show Tuesday as part of an effort to get more high schoolers interested in the automotive industry.Students from North Conway to Salem turned out for the auto industry career day. Organizers said that as with most trades, there’s high demand.”There’s about 400 openings right now in the auto tech field within New Hampshire,” said Pete McNamara, president of the New Hampshire Automobile Dealer Association.McNamara said there are jobs available in every section of the state. Depending on the field students choose, they can make a good living from the beginning.”Average wages starting out is about $70,000, and you can work your way easily into the six figures,” McNamara said.While Manchester Community College hosted the event, all five of the state’s community colleges were represented and each one has a specialty. Nashua, for example, specializes in collision and auto body repair, … Read More