We are delighted to share the experience Kirby’s Barber RV Dealership in Ventura had with Oxnard College’s Auto Tech program and hiring one of our students:

“Finding qualified technicians that truly care about the customer and their career has always been essential,” said Louis Vierstra, fixed operations director at the Kirby’s Barber RV Dealership in Ventura.

Driving the Dealership’s vision, Vierstra was introduced to Oxnard College Auto Tech Program Instructor Kevin Corse. Vierstra was seeking help in finding top talent. Corse answered the call with one of his brightest students nearing graduation, Alex Castro Morales.

Vierstra and Corse immediately hit it off, having been in the RV/Automotive business for over 30 years and recognizing the need for college-trained technicians. The instructor referred Castro Morales as a likely candidate fitting Vierstra’s criteria for the RV dealership’s apprentice program.

Vierstra implemented the apprentice program at the RV dealership in early 2019, and it has been a proven success for the Service Department since that time. “Alex has been a wonderful addition to our RV Service Center and has a bright future ahead of him thanks to Kevin Corse and the Oxnard College Automotive Program,” said Vierstra.

“Kevin Corse has one of the finest Automotive Technology programs I’ve ever encountered,” commented Vierstra. “It was a no-brainer when it came time to hire a student from Oxnard College. As a firm believer in supporting our community it was a natural fit to pull talent from the local college,” said Vierstra. “Being able to offer aspiring college students a career here at The Kirby Auto Group has been a huge success.”

The Kirby Auto Group has been taking care of their customers and enriching the community for over 53 years here on the Gold Coast of Ventura, CA. Legendary customer service, quality workmanship and great value are the philosophies held by the Kirby Auto Group.

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