Eastern Center for Arts and Technology (EASTERN) Automotive Technology/Hatboro-Horsham High School 2017 graduate, Joseph (Joey) Motzer, recently completed the Porsche Training Apprenticeship Program (PTAP). He was sponsored by his employer, Sloan’s Porsche of Warrington, because of his drive and ambition.
As a sophomore at Hatboro-Horsham High School, Motzer chose Automotive Technology at EASTERN simply because he thought cars were cool. As he progressed through the program during his junior and senior years of high school, he realized there was a great deal to learn in this field aside from the physical aspects of the vehicle.
“EASTERN prepared me for furthering my education by building a foundation. We covered almost all of the basics of being a technician. I could have confidently jumped into the auto industry right after EASTERN, but I wanted to continue my education and learn more about Porsche in particular,” said Motzer. “The best advice that I have to offer a student considering the Automotive Technology program is, if you keep focused and are willing to take everything the program has to offer, you can be successful. This career isn’t all oil changes and tire rotations. If you’re committed to the field, anything is possible. Also, don’t forget to wear gloves!”