FORT HOOD — All 23 graduates of the Shifting Gears Automotive Technician Training Program were offered jobs Friday.

The 12-week program, a partnership between the Army, General Motors and Raytheon Company, trained soldiers leaving the military as certified GM technicians. Lithia Motors, owner of 130 dealerships nationwide, offered each graduate a job, as well as the 30 soldiers who just began the second iteration of the program.

Rose L. Thayer is the military editor for the Killeen Daily Herald. She joined the paper in February 2011 as a health and military reporter. View her complete profile Here. You can contact Rose L. Thayer at rthayer@kdhnews.com or (254) 501-7463. Follow her on Twitter at KDHmilitary.

Rose L. Thayer is the military editor for the Killeen Daily Herald. She joined the paper in February 2011 as a health and military reporter. View her complete profile Here.

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