FAST Reentry Programs: Jumpstarting Automotive Careers

Fast Eddie’s Auto Repair in Oakley is not your run of the mill auto shop. It offers services one finds in most shops, such as skilled auto technicians who repair and install brakes, suspensions, engines, and transmissions. What makes Fast Eddie’s Auto Repair unique is its training program, in partnership with Brentwood’s Liberty Adult Training Center and the Contra Costa Reentry Network.

Fast Eddie’s hosts FAST reentry programs, offering vocational services to incarcerated and formerly incarcerated individuals. FAST’s four-week training course covers the ins and outs of how to become a lube technician, brake technician, or service writer. Students learn about customer service, safety, products, and other services. They are taught in small, intimate classes with small student to teacher ratios. Students are also mentored in an encouraging and supportive environment.

In her review, customer Lanita Mims writes that Fast Eddie’s Auto Repair is the “Best Mechanic on this side of Heaven! He really takes good care of all my cars.” If know someone who is passionate about working with your hands to build, repair, or maintain, or you’re looking to advance your automotive skills, FAST may be the perfect opportunity for them.

FAST training orientations are held every second and fourth Wednesday of the month. For more information or to register, please call 925-634-2562, and ask to speak with the FAST reentry programs program manager.

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