Ever since 1917, Auto Mechanics have been a major priority to most people through transportation. This career field is very important to human civilization because people must have some kind of transportation every day for work, food, and just everyday needs (Weintraub page# 9). Schools should provide the opportunity for students to complete an automotive repair program, because students who complete these programs most likely will be given a chance to start at an entry-level position as a technician. Another advantage with these programs is that by completing recognized mechanics programs throughout high school, it allows students to convert it to a year of on the job experience. It is essential for high schools to include a mechanics program as it would impair them otherwise because technology is continuing to advance. Without any experience, a student will not be informed on how things have changed and will just be one step behind if trying to start a career in this field (Nature of the Work). Eddie Tilley, a two year graduate in mechanics from Forsyth Tech, said, “I think [with] the way technology is going, everything will keep improving, and it will make it more challenging to work on vehicles unless you have a lot of computer technology to diagnose what the problem is” (Tilley). This is why high schools should include a mechanics program that works with local mechanics to train students for
possible careers in the future (Nature of the Work).
Over the years, transportation has come a long way. However, before the time of automobiles, there were just a few options for transportation such as the horse, horse and
buggy, ships, trains, and walking (“A Brief History of The Auto”). But when the automobile was finally invented in the late nineteenth century, it allowed people to go wherever they pleased; however, the automobile was more advance in technology than the simple horse
and buggy. The fascination with the automobile grew very rapidly as more and more
people began to use them. Furthermore, during the early twentieth century, many businesses that produced automobiles began to spread throughout the United States (Weintraub Page# 10). During the beginning of automobiles, if something were to break most people could fix the problem with basic mechanics. Because engines became more complicated, the need for specialized mechanics rose. As the cars advanced, so did the technology along with them. This made repairs very difficult, which lead to the need of auto mechanics. Before the first world war, the Ford Motor Company perfected mass production. The price of a model T decreased as supplies could meet the demand. The hours for assembly decreased from 12 hours down to only 1 ½ hours. This caused the worker’s wages to increase greatly by 1915 and Ford was already selling half a million vehicles a year (A Brief History of The Auto).
Most people don’t understand that a mechanic and a technician are two totally...