Eastern Center for Arts and Technology (EASTERN) 2012 Automotive Technology/ Springfield High School graduate, Bryan Doyle, took the education and experiences he received at EASTERN and in college and has parlayed it into a successful career in the automotive industry.
He chose to enroll in the Automotive Technology program at EASTERN because he has always had a love of cars, auto racing, and trying to figure out how things work. His dad and two of his brothers work as auto and truck technicians. He saw, first-hand, the passion they have for their careers, so he wanted to make his career doing something he loves to do.
During his senior year in high school, he competed in the Auto Dealers Association of Greater Philadelphia Auto Tech Competition and won first place. He then went to compete in the national competition held in New York City, placing ninth. Winning first place garnered Bryan a full tuition scholarship to Universal Technical Institute (UTI) where he took the Automotive and Ford FACT programs.
During his senior year of high school and his time at UTI he worked part-time at a repair shop in Jenkintown and started full-time after graduating from UTI and stayed there for four years. He recently started a new job as Heavy Equipment Technician at Glasgow, Inc. in Glenside working on construction equipment. He found it to be an easy transition from cars and light trucks to bulldozers and wheel loaders – as they share similar technology.
“The most valuable thing I learned at EASTERN is my professionalism, which combined with hard work, has made employers look at me,” said Bryan. “I would highly recommend students to go to EASTERN. They offer a lot of opportunities to get experience and knowledge in your specific career path. Once you enroll in a program, don’t be afraid to ask questions because it can only benefit you and your education. If you have a desire to learn, the instructors at EASTERN will be there to teach you and get you started on a successful career path.”
Automotive Technology at EASTERN is designed for the student who is serious about working in the automotive industry. Career objectives include Automotive Technician Trainee, Under Car Specialist, and New Car Preparation Technician.