Bob Fangmeyer – MCPS Automotive Trades Foundation (ATF)
Bob Fangmeyer said that for students that don’t get trade certifications or career internships before completing high school, community college, or 4 year college, there is little chance of getting a good first job. The ATF program is a half day class for high school juniors and seniors offered in 4 technical schools (Thomas Edison, Damascus, Gaithersburg,and Senaca Valley). It is a used car dealership that reconditions cars for public sale. Students must decide on the ATF option in the 8th and 9th grades. Students may enter the automotive field after HS graduation or choose to take advantage of articulation agreements with MC or Community college of Baltimore County Catonsville, both with automotive degrees. There is a dealership internship/MC study program (4/1 days per week).