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Sweeney Sponsors 4 Service Technicians at Stark State

BOARDMAN, Ohio — Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC is sponsoring four service technicians as they complete an associate degree in automotive technology at Stark State University in Canton.

The two-year program began Aug. 29,.

The students’ tuition will be paid for by Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC, the company said. To stay in the program, each student  is responsible for keeping his grade-point-average at 2.5.  The program provides classroom instruction and on-the-job training.

“We feel that by investing in young technicians, we can help them achieve their dreams,” said Doug Sweeney, president of Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC. “There’s no question that the pool of talented technicians is shrinking nationwide. We look at this not only as an investment in our employees but an investment in the future of our company.”

Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC is one of Ohio’s largest dealerships and has one of the largest new car inventories in the Midwest.  The company was established in 1921. In 2015, Sweeney sold the most new GM vehicles in the Mahoning and Shenango valleys, according to sales reports compiled by the former Auto Dealers Association of Eastern Ohio.

Pictured: Doug Sweeney, president, Zach Gerthung, Drake Pondillo, Joe Risi, Nick Sinley, and Jerry Streb, shop foreman

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.