Garmin Fast Track to Tech program offers high school students a viable alternative to college

Virtual informational sessions on Oct. 26 aim to help teens jumpstart careers in tech

OLATHE, Kan./October 25, 2023/PR Newswire — Garmin (NYSE: GRMN) is excited to introduce Fast Track to Tech, an innovative on-the-job training program designed specifically for high school seniors. The initiative provides part-time professional opportunities for students interested in jumpstarting a career in technology, even if college isn’t their immediate path.

Entering its third year, Fast Track to Tech allows high school seniors to work 15-20 hours per week at Garmin’s U.S. headquarters based in Olathe, Kansas with the potential for full-time employment upon graduation. To date, Garmin has hired 50 students into the three roles the training program has to offer:

  • Material Handler — Involves shipping and receiving in a warehouse setting
  • Product Support Specialist — Provides technical customer support for Garmin product users
  • Electronics Assembler — Involves the assembly of aviation and auto OEM products in a manufacturing setting

“We are thrilled to offer part-time roles to high school seniors through our Fast Track to Tech program for a third year. This unique opportunity offers seniors who may be more interested in joining the workforce after graduation with first-hand training and the potential for full-time employment.” – Laurie Minard, Garmin Vice President of Human Resources

Career advancement and benefits

Following high school graduation and successful tenure in the Fast Track to Tech program, participants may be eligible for full-time employment at Garmin, including access to the company’s comprehensive benefits package, tuition reimbursement for those wishing to pursue a college degree and more.

Flexible semester options

There are three Fast Track to Tech semester options in 2024:

  • Spring (January-April)
  • Summer (June-August)
  • Fall (August-November)

Virtual informational events

Garmin will host a pair of virtual information sessions at 12 p.m. and 6 p.m. Central Standard Time on Thursday, Oct. 26 for legal guardians and prospective applicants. Interested parties should register for the webinar at this link and apply for the program at this link. Questions may be directed to [email protected].

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Adam Burns
Garmin International, Inc.
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