(PRWEB) June 27, 2012
Women Auto Know has formally launched its internship program in cooperation with Queens College. Involved with the program are the Business and Liberal Arts program as well as the Career Development & Internship office which have provided Women Auto Know with ambitious and bright young students anxious to gain experience in the auto industry as well as business as a whole.
Audra Fordin, 4th generation Owner and President of Great Bear Auto Repair and Body Shop, and founder of Women Auto Know is an educator and mentor who empowers women through educational workshops about their vehicles and relationships with their mechanic as well as recycling program, speaking engagements and is now managing the internship program with Queens College. Audra has won numerous awards both regionally and nationally recognizing her in civics and in her industry.
Women Auto Know has a long standing relationship with Queens College and naturally turned to them when starting the internship program. The Women Auto Know internship program consists of assistants in administration, accounting, communications, workshop support and graphics. Depending on the students’ schedule, interns will be working between 6-18 hours a week with a maximum of 150 hours. The interns will be earning credit and or a stipend plus travel expenses. “The auto industry is a great career goal for students and it is my hope that in addition to qualified mechanics, I will be able to help those students looking to manage and market a successful a business,” touted Audra Fordin.
Women Auto Know is a not for profit, founded in 2009 by Audra Fordin, CEO/President of Great Bear Auto Body and Auto Repair in Flushing, New York. Audra is a 4th generation owner of the Great Bear franchise. Her great grandfather founded Great Bear in 1933, and took its recognition to one of the country’s leading automotive franchises in the country. Today, Audra is a regional, as well as a nationally recognized advocate for empowering women, education for the automotive repair industry, and supporting veterans and persons with disabilities. To find out more about Audra and her work go to womenautoknow.com.