The Tire Project

The Tire Project is an intensive pre-employment program that prepares north Flint residents for entry-level positions as tire technicians in automotive repair centers through a nine-hour hands-on training program. The purpose is to provide participants with an immediate skill set for the workplace with the potential for career advancement.

Participants will learn the skills and knowledge needed to be a tire technician trainee. The curriculum will teach the fundamentals of the position ranging from tire inspection to customer service and salesmanship skills. Participants will receive hands-on experience using the core pieces of technology used in every retail tire repair center. 

Flint Innovative Solutions has partnered with Delta Tire to provide the training. Jim Krupa from Delta Tire will lead the training in the tire center. He will provide hands-on instruction on every aspect of tire repair. Delta Tire is located at 3476 S. Saginaw Street in Burton.

Flint Innovative Solutions is seeking individuals interested in gaining hands-on experience for a career in automotive repair. The pilot program is looking to recruits for the training program which will take place for nine hours a day.

DATES: Saturday, August 22nd and Sunday, August 23rd

TIMES: 5 to 8 PM on 8/22 and Noon to 6 PM on 8/23

ELIGIBILITY: People living in North Flint; 48503, 48504, 48505 and 48506 zip codes

PROGRAM BENEFITS: Participants will learn the core skills needed to be a tire technician by learning hands-on techniques in an auto repair business.  Job placement assistance will be provided in addition to a stipend for completing the training and program requirements.

Employers like Belle Tire and Discount Tire are looking for people with automotive repair skills. Start as a tire technician today and accelerate your career with additional skills. Participants will receive a stipend for participating in the training program and assistance with job placement.

The Tire Project is funded through generous support from the Ruth Mott Foundation.