Abington Senior High School and Eastern Center for Arts and
Technology graduate Hunter Staehly volunteered to speak to automotive
technology students at Eastern last week.
Staehly, who currently works at Faulkner Nissan in Jenkintown as an automotive technician, said he has always loved cars — even as a child. It’s something his father passed down to him.
As a sophomore, Staehly visited Eastern during a school trip. He said he liked what he saw, and felt the automotive technology program was the best choice for him. He said he knew that in order to get a job in the automotive field, he would need training.
While attending Eastern as a high school junior, Staehly already had a part-time job at Brown’s Automotive. As a senior and second-year student in Eastern’s Automotive Technology program, he began an internship at Firestone, where he continued to work for over a year.
“When deciding what to do with your future, the question that you need to ask yourself is, ‘Are you better academically or better working with your hands?’” Staehly said. “There is more opportunity for those with career and technical training. Engines make the world go round.”
Eastern's Automotive Technology program is a two-year half-day program designed for
students who are serious about working in the automotive industry. Career
objectives include automotive technician trainee, under car specialist, and new
car preparation technician.