About the program:

With Tech Pathways you can expect to be surrounded by a team of professionals who are ready to accelerate your learning in the automotive industry. From classroom work to hands-on training, the Hanover Auto Team‘s pre-apprenticeship and apprenticeship program offer an incredible opportunity to jump into an exciting career by learning firsthand. 

Students with successful completion of either program will earn ASE and State Inspection/Emissions certifications. Tech Pathways pre-apprenticeship program requires 2,000 hours of on-site training and 300 hours of classroom instruction during the student’s senior year of high school. After high school graduation, our apprenticeship program requires 1,500 hours as a full-time apprentice in one of the Hanover Auto Team shops (Hanover Nissan, Hanover Volkswagen, Hanover Mazda, or Hanover Toyota).

The goal of Tech Pathways is to train students and equip them with the required skills to begin working in the automotive industry as fully-certified technicians. Once the program is completed students will have the opportunity to become full-time employees of Hanover Auto Team.

About the training team:

Frank FuhrmanFrank Fuhrman began working with the Hanover Auto Team in 2006 after six years serving in the United States Air Force. He’s worked his way up from technician to service manager to program director of Tech Pathways within several of the HAT dealerships. Frank credits his training and experience with HAT for the opportunity to work on a Nascar race team in his free time. He’s ready to help young individuals discover their own career path in the automotive industry with Tech Pathways. 

Loni Smith serves as the CEO at Hanover Auto Team.  After spending numerous years in organizational management consulting, government, and education, she returned to be a part of her family business.  She is passionate about leading people, and she is blessed to work alongside an incredible team.  Loni holds an undergraduate degree from University of Pittsburgh and a graduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania.  She is the wife of Bradley Smith and together they have three sons.  When she isn’t working, she loves to cook and eat with family and friends and run with her beloved dog, Scout!

Tyler Clabaugh has worked in student and young adult leadership development, character formation, and organizational or team dynamics for close to 20-years. He is the founder and director for Training Leaders through Athletics (TLA) – a sport and leadership training-based not-for-profit – and, currently oversees the Everyday Champions Student Leadership Development Program for students in York and Adams Counties. He will be serving alongside Frank and Loni to offer a leadership and team performance component tailored to the Tech Pathways program. Tyler is blessed to be the husband of Kelly Clabaugh as they raise their (4) young children together.