NFTA Transporter

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

The Open House at Cold Spring

On Saturday, July 21, Metro held an Open House at Cold Spring.  Metro is currently seeking qualified mechanics and technicians and thought inviting the public in to see what Metro does, and give staff the chance to answer questions, might encourage new recruits.

Turns out, they were right.  52 potential candidates showed up for a brief talk on everything the NFTA has to offer, followed by questions and answers.  Individual and group tours showed visitors our facilities and capabilities.  Tours included the Body, and Machine shops, Unit Change and Heavy Rebuild.  A number of tourists complimented staff on the cleanliness and organization of the environment.  

Candidates were offered an Advanced Comprehensive Skills Test and 24 visitors opted to the take the two and a half-hour test right then and there.  Many of those that could not stay left contact information so Metro staff can get in touch with them with regard to the next test.  In the end, the event exceeded all expectations.