Women in Diesel Mechanics

According to Data USA, women make up 2% of diesel mechanics in the United States. Not at American Diesel Training Centers.

The first graduate in the history of ADTC is a woman, Paola Quinonez. Paola is now the top diagnostic tech at McMahon Truck Centers, here in Columbus.

Today, thanks to the Dorman Women's Network, we presented two, $2500 scholarships to aspiring women in our program.

Amelia Santos, to my left, was offered a college scholarship. School wasn't for her. She really found her love for mechanical work in a landscaping job.

Heather Reed is literally the prototype student that we help. She was working in the Walmart auto center, doing oil and tire changes. She'd tapped out her progression and had no upward mobility.

This is exactly what I talk about when I say there are millions of Americans in "high effort, low skill, low wage jobs."

These women balance, work, and family. This scholarship money will be used for childcare, to fix a blown tire and anything else that helps Heather and Amelia successfully complete our program and land great jobs.

They both chose ADTC because of our program length and flexibility.

Thanks to Lisa D Delp and Dorman Products for providing this help. It truly was the difference in Amelia and Heidi being able to attend our program.

Thanks to Tyler Robertson for connecting Lisa and me.

Back to numbers. We track our student data through a 3rd party. 7% of ADTC grads are women versus 2% in the industry. That number will be in double digits by Q1 or 2022. And we are just getting started!