United Auto Merchants Association is pleased to present this proposal for your review. We look forward to provide auto technology programs for the Hispanic and Minority mechanics with poor technical skills in the City of New York. NYC has over 5000 mechanics with very little or no knowledge of auto technology, performing at least 10 to 15 years behind the current technical level. The objective of these programs is to help those mechanics learn the auto technology so they in turn will increase their ability to perform better on their jobs, earn a better pay, deliver a high quality repair, the end result is contributing to preserve the environment. During the past 4 years we have conducted pilot programs with small group of mechanics and the result was a big success. Today 60% are earning triple their salary, 30% are business owners and 10% are foreman of repair shops.